- 08 August 2018
- 2 min read
Ben Farrah - Mental Health Nurse
A Charge Nurse with twelve years post-qualifying experience currently working within the NHS on an all-male Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).
In his 12 years working on an all-male Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit Ben has experienced many challenging situations. He believes RMNs must have their human needs recognised if we’re to reduce the emotional pressures being placed on them.
Despite the common misconception, mental health nursing is not just about organising fun events in nursing homes as PICU Charge Nurse, Ben, explains.
What does it mean to be a mental health nurse and what are the challenges and rewards? Two RMNs explain what being a mental health nurse means, from their perspective.