#NPNR2014 call for abstracts

Not much time for blog-writing lately, for various reasons, but this morning I want to point readers to the full details and call for abstracts for this September’s International NPNR Conference. The event website can be found by following this link, from where I have lifted this:


20th International Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research conference

  • 18 September 2014 – 19 September 2014
  • The University of Warwick, Coventry, UK CV4 7AL

Event home

This year is the 20th international NPNR conference and it’s going to be a celebration.

We wish to celebrate and promote some of the outstanding mental health nursing research that shapes mental health policy and nursing practice across the world. We will also acknowledge some of the best psychiatric and mental health nursing research that helped create the strong foundation for our work today. And we will invite delegates to look ahead to map out the future for mental health nursing research, education and practice.

**The NPNR steering committee are proud to announce the call for abstract submissions is now open until 30 April 2014**

Conference themes


Programme themes for 2014

Contemporary practice in mental health nursing research

Involving people – where has it got us?

Reflections and reminders

Building new knowledge for effective partnerships

Methodologies, methods and magic

Innovation in teaching, learning and practice

Call for abstracts

Check out the abstract section for full details and to submit an abstract.

Keynote speakers

Understanding Pathways in Mental Health Care | Professor Swaran P Singh, Head of Division, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

Mental health and Wellbeing: Books on Prescription | Debbie Hicks, Director of Research, The Reading Agency

Co-production and the future role of Mental Health Nursing | Dr Julie Repper, Recovery LeadNottingham Healthcare Trust, Nottingham, UK

Managing and delivering evidence-based mental health and substance use services | Dr Kevin Ann Huckshorn, State Division Director for the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, Delaware, USA

Quotes from NPNR 2013

” NPNR – Power to the people conference” A service user

“Good key speakers, relevant content and engaging presentations. Excellent concurrent sessions” A delegate

“I’ve found the conference extremely inspiring. This was my very first conference; I enjoyed presenting my research and valued the feedback given. It’s great to see frontline staff carrying out research and being supported by their organisations in doing so. I would like to do further research myself. The keynote lectures were great especially ‘spirit level.” New Researcher

Piece in the Guardian by Helene Mulholland (4 September 2013)

“Charles Walker MP: ‘Mental illness is not a weakness'”


Join the pre conference discussions on www.twitter.com now…

Professor Alan Simpson, chair of NPNR steering committee

Dr Michael Coffey, chair of MHNAUK and chair of NPNR scientific committee

Event contact

Laura Benfield
Conference Organiser
Royal College of Nursing
20 Cavendish Square

Tel: 020 7647 3591
Email: npnr@rcn.org.uk


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