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Mental Health Nurses are very skilled at planning and providing support to people across a range of settings. They will typically have trained in some general nursing skills and then chosen to further train in understanding and providing interventions to people with emotional health difficulties.
Mental Health Nurses typically work as part of a team of professionals and also work independently with young people and families. They use a bio-psycho-social model of understanding what is going on for young people and they are also trained in understanding and sometimes administering medication.
Mental health Nurses are particularly good at building relationships with, listening to and talking with young people and families so that they can develop, agree and review intervention plans and support packages.
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