Transforming the Future of Mental Health Care webinar

Other ICN Events Virtual
6 March 2024
Mental health webinar

ICN is proud to mark the launch of our new Mental Health Nursing guidelines with an important webinar.

These guidelines underscore that every nurse, irrespective of their speciality, should be equipped to identify and contribute to the management of conditions ranging from emotional distress to chronic mental health disorders.

In addition, the ‘Guidelines’ aim to establish a professional standard for mental health nursing, articulate the scope of practice to support a common understanding, provide the recommendations on education to improve mental health care and articulate the vital contributions that mental health nurses make to health care services.

Event Highlights

This enlightening webinar was chaired by ICN President, Dr. Pamela Cipriano, and featured esteemed contributors and expert speakers who offered diverse perspectives on mental health care in nursing. Our line-up of speakers included:

  • Dr. Madeline Naegle, Professor Emerita, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, Global Mental Health Consultant
  • Sir Graham Thornicroft, Professor of Community Psychiatry at the Centre for Global Mental Health and the Centre for Implementation Science, King’s College London. Consultant Psychiatrist at the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr. Michelle Funk, Head of Policy, Law, and Human Rights Unit, Department of Mental Health & Substance Use, World Health Organization
  • Dr. Emma Wadey PhD FQNI RN (MH), Deputy Director Mental Health Nursing, NHS England.
  • Charlene Sunkel, Founder and CEO of Global Mental Health Peer Network.
  • Sheryl Garriques-Lloyd, MScN, RN, lecturer UWI School of Nursing Regional Coordinator of the Latin America and Caribbean Region of Sigma Theta Tau.

This online seminar showcased the ICN Mental Health Nursing guidelines but also provided a unique opportunity for you to engage with this distinguished panel. Thank you for being part of the conversation as these world-renowned experts discuss innovative solutions and strategies to advance mental health care.

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Webinar recording available below

Mental Health guidelines explanatory video below