The Mental Health Nursing Forum Scotland was established over a decade ago to influence the future vision for, and delivery of mental health nursing in Scotland. The Forum aims to ensure that the mental health nursing profession is able to constantly evolve meet the needs of people who experience mental health issues, and families and carers, by influencing future policy development at a national level and the implementation of that policy at a practice level and service level.
The Forum achieves its aims through the following objectives:
Sharing good practice across Scotland
Influencing the national quality improvement and research agendas
Influencing the development of nurse education
Developing and implementing evidence based practice
Contributing to develop the distinctive contribution of mental health nursing in the ever evolving context of service redesign and the integration of health and social services.
Identifying and debating challenging issues for the profession, and taking appropriate action were required to influence future direction
Developing a consensus view on key mental health nursing issues and those which impact on the profession, communicating those across key influential groups within nursing and other mental health professions
Undertaking work to support the continued development of the profession on behalf of the Scottish Government where required
Networking with key health, academic and social services groups across the UK and beyond to influence the future vision and development of mental health nursing.