School nursing profession demands support on children's mental health

Jess Brown
Monday, August 31, 2015

As young people begin the new school year, the current national focus on mental health sees pupil wellbeing high on the agenda - so what role should school nurses play to address problems early and improve mental health?

School nurses cite pupil counselling as one of their top-five time-consuming areas of work, although training covering mental health is negligible. Picture: jeangill/istock
School nurses cite pupil counselling as one of their top-five time-consuming areas of work, although training covering mental health is negligible. Picture: jeangill/istock

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