March 30, 2015

One in Three Mental Health Nurses Physically Assaulted in Past Year

Research from the University of Melbourne has found that being a mental health nurse is one of the most dangerous professions in Victoria, with the risk of assault greater than that for police officers.

The study found more than 80 per cent of the nurses have been victims of violence in the past year and 50 per cent have suffered from four or more episodes of violence during their working lives.

The union is calling on the Government and the Opposition to commit to significantly boosting mental health resources.

Assault avoidance and disengagement training from Maybo

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