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Community psychiatric nurse filmed for MSPs

COMMUNITY psychiatric nurse Mark Connelly has been drafted in by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) to help bring Scotland’s MSPs up to speed on community mental health services.

Mental health has been declared a national priority for the government so the RCN commissioned a series of films to show to parliamentarians featuring community psychiatric nurses from various boards throughout the country.

Mark, who is based in the Belmont Centre in the grounds of Stobhill Hospital, was selected to be the focus of a short film depicting his work providing support for older people with mental health issues and supporting their families.

The films featuring Mark and his peers will be screened next month at a Holyrood reception during an RCN Scotland event and then used as educational resources more widely.

Mark said: “You have to be a good communicator in mental health nursing and I particularly enjoy the diversity of my job.

“People aged over 65 can have myriad health issues, which can make care complex and challenging.”

Mark Connelly, being filmed by RCN