Our nurses work across the full range of clinical and service settings.
About mental health nursing
Mental health nursing is a specialised field of nursing which focuses on working with consumers to meet their recovery goals. Our mental health nursing model considers the persons' physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs, within the context of the person's lived experience and in partnership with their family, significant others and the broader community.
Our mental health nurses support consumers and their families during life crises and transition periods, they liaise effectively with a range of health care providers, provide information education on mental health maintenance and restoration, coordinate care and provide talking therapy.
Nurses play a significant role in the health care system and have the qualifications, skills and experience to provide high quality mental health nursing care in all contexts. The mental health nursing workforce is flexible and responsive and able to work with people across the life span, and in a variety of work place settings.
Melbourne Health nursing open afternoon - 18 July 2017
We provide an exciting range of employment and educational opportunities for nurses in all specialties. We are a values driven organisation with a strong focus on person centred care.
On the day you can:
- learn more about nursing opportunities available to you in mental health
- find out more about nursing career opportunities available at Melbourne Health
Evaluation and research
We are proud of our specialist expertise and first-class resources, including our Academic Mental Health Nursing Research Unit lead by Prof Kim Foster.