Guidelines on mental health nursing

July 2024

Professional practice

MH guidelines report

Publication description

These guidelines serve as a unifying framework, informing and supporting stakeholders including the public, governments, health care professionals, policy makers and educators, in understanding and implementing best practices in mental health nursing. They advocate for the development of robust policies, strategic plans and educational frameworks that facilitate consistent, high-quality care and innovative research in mental health nursing around the world.

The guidelines' primary purpose is to harmonize mental health nursing practices across countries, ensuring consistency and clarity in the way mental health nurses are educated, recognized and practice. They offer a strategic foundation for the development of policies, plans, frameworks and strategies that support mental health nurses, and address the comprehensive needs of individuals, groups and communities affected by mental health conditions.

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