Yesterday Mental Health Nurse Academics UK met at Liverpool John Moores University, for its third and final meeting of this academic year. Hosts were Lisa Woods and Grahame Smith, and the chair was Michael Coffey. In the first part of the day Grahame and Lisa gave an excellent presentation on their cross-European Innovate Dementia project. Business items included updates on plans made at the previous MHNAUK meeting held in March in Cardiff. Andy Mercer presented findings from his and Karen Wright‘s survey of the methods used by universities to select new students of mental health nursing. Fiona Nolan asked members of the group for their suggested items to be included in her forthcoming research expertise, interests and capacity mapping exercise. This will be useful indeed, and at some point soon we will have a better idea of the full range of mental health nursing research being conducted within the UK’s universities.