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Yesterday I was named as one of the Nursing Times Nursing Leaders of 2014 for “influencing the way the public thinks about mental illness and mental health nursing”.

This award means so much to me. For all the good things that have happened in my writing career recently, nursing remains such a very important part of my life. Mental health is something that I believe should be right at the top of the healthcare agenda, and to have contributed in any way to this conversation is a legacy of which I am hugely proud.

You can read the full list of Nursing Leaders here.