Plants and trees: The pros and cons to health and wellbeing Are trees, plants, weeds and moulds the friends or the foe of nurses? This article gives an overview of the benefits and disadvantages of having them around us Beating ‘the black dog’ Mark Greener presents the latest key studies on depression and how to alleviate its burden Helping patients overcome distress caused by a diabetes diagnosis The diagnosis of diabetes can be for some people a type of bereavement, the loss of function in an organ and its replacement with a life-long condition that needs continuous care and attention. Easy screen for CVD risk in mentally ill Patients with psychiatric disorders are especially likely to develop cardiovascular disease (CVD), which seems to be the main reason underlying their shorter life expectancy of between 15 and 20 years. Using a health equality framework to raise wellbeing Health inequalities affect patients' lives and outcomes. Gwen Moulster and Jane Iorizzo explain how using a simple framework can improve patient wellbeing. How work influences health Men still have poorer health outcomes than women. Ian Peate discusses how employment status can have a lasting negative impact. Chronic pain, heartburn and CV risk In-depth analysis of the latest research, compiled by Mark Greener Folic acid, CVD and pneumonia In-depth analysis of the latest research, compiled by Mark Greener Supporting children with nocturnal enuresis Bedwetting can have a serious impact of a child's self-esteem and emotional wellbeing. Sally Norfolk and Janet Wootton provide and overview.