Mental health work is about working in partnership with people and ultimately making a difference to the quality of their lives.
Mental health nursing is a specialised field of nursing whose main focus is on a person's subjective experiences. Mental health nursing's primary tool to understand a patient's inner world is the therapeutic nurse-patient relationship. Mental health nursing focuses on the mind of the patient with mental illness and problems, and how they relate about themselves and the world. Mental health nurses work in collaborative arrangement with patients including promotion of:
Psychological well-being and emotional health
Relationships with others and their peace of mind.
Specialist mental health nurses may also undertake additional training in specific therapies, such as couple and family therapy. In general, mental health services are normally part of a broad network of health services with strong links to general hospitals and community health services.
In general, mental health nurses are in high demand throughout all countries in which integrated mental health services are available.
You can view the latest jobs available for nurses in mental health on Global Medical Careers below.