Nurse - Mental Health

Nurse - Mental Health

Mental Health nurses assess, plan, provide and evaluate preventative, curative and rehabilitative care for patients, clients and residents in a wide variety of settings. You can choose to specialise in mental health areas including; anxiety, depression, eating disorders, alcohol and other drugs.


Nurse - Mental Health

Job Demand: High

Average weekly wage: $1,344

Where you could work:

Hospitals - The Southport Private Hospital

Queensland Health -


Mental Health Nurses do the following tasks:

  • Provide direct clinical care to people who have experienced mental illness
  • Provide emotional and psychological support and health information to patients and their families
  • Supervise or carry out nursing care of patients
  • Observe, monitor, assess, report and document patients' conditions and responses to treatment
  • Administer medicines and other prescribed medical treatments to patients, in accordance with relevant legislation
  • Monitor and adjust medical equipment used in patient care and treatment
  • Provide physical and technical nursing care and support for patients
  • Plan and provide rehabilitative care of patients, including discharge planning and care
  • Provide first aid, perform routine physical examinations, give advice about health matters