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So, you want to be a nurse? A brief introduction to nursing
So, you want to be a nurse? A brief introduction to nursing

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8.1 Mental health nursing

Mental health nurses work in a range of settings to support people who experience common problems such as depression or anxiety, as well as conditions such as eating disorders, schizophrenia and dementia.

Mental health nurses are also focused on supporting mental wellbeing and the promotion of positive mental health. As a mental health nurse, you might work with adults or children and adolescents, in hospitals, clinics, assessment and treatment centres, education, social care settings, or within the home. Sometimes people with mental health problems face discrimination and stigma and, as a mental health nurse, a key part of your role would be to advocate for those that you work with.

Watch Video 7 about mental health nursing produced by the Royal College of Nursing. In the video, Kiran Jnagal speaks about her career in mental health nursing.

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