Mental Health Nursing
- Mark McGraw
Mental health is a growing sector in nursing, with many varied career opportunities for nurses from all disciplines and levels.
More than one in five Australians will suffer a mental illness that requires hospitalisation or community mental health service support in their lifetime.
Over the last decade, the number of nurses working in the mental health sector has increased by 50%.
Mental health disorders can vary in severity, and can be short term or episodic, or persistent and require long term health care solutions.
Working in mental health means working differently – different places, different patients and different solutions.
Nursing in the mental health sector offers a unique opportunity to make a real difference to the outcomes of vulnerable people in our community.