In many medium and low-income countries school nurses are the only qualified health professionals children and adolescents have access to. This is particularly true for rural based communities away from hospitals and other essential health services. With the support of the Burdett Trust for Nursing and in partnership with the Nursing Division of Nepal, Jaya Mental Health is launching a 2-year training programme for school nurses in remote areas of Nepal. This month we launched the first stage of this programme in Surkhet, Western Nepal, where we met a wonderful group of 30 school nurses, as well as several headmasters and teachers, all eager to improve the well being of school aged children. Over the next 24 months we hope to reach out to over 430 school nurses and support thousands of Nepalese children across the whole of Nepal.

#nurse #schoolnurse #schoolnurses #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness #jayamentalhealth #Nepal Burdett Trust for Nursing