For two and half years, Jaya Mental Health (JMH) worked closely with school nurses in a region of Nepal, in a joint effort to improve care for local children suffering from mental health and emotional problems. Children in Nepal are at high risk of being affected by factors which adversely affect mental health. These include poverty, child labour, trafficking and exploitation, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and natural disasters such as earthquakes and flooding. JMH’s report “Transforming Children’s Mental Health in Nepal” highlights the benefits of bringing nurses into the school environment and gives guidance on how best to respond to the emotional needs of some of Nepal’s most vulnerable school-aged children. To access the full report (free) please click.