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Statewide Mental Health Enrolled Nurse Educators

CMHL welcomed three Statewide Mental Health Enrolled Nurse Educator positions in 2020. In 2022 our Enrolled Nurse Team included five educators. As key members of the CMHL, the Educators worked to facilitate connections between MHENs across the state, and provide the most up-to-date training to progress the workforce. 

A flyer with information about our work has been created to help connect us with the sector. 


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Mental Heath Enrolled Nurse Practice Network 

With the appointment of the Statewide Mental Health Enrolled Nurse Educators, it was a great opportunity to develop the Mental Health Enrolled Nurse Practice Network which met every 2 months in 2022.  We had guest speakers join us regularly, including a Consumer Consultant who updated the group about the new Safe Haven Cafe at RMH, and the Nursing and Midwifery Health Program Victoria chatted to us about worker wellbeing. With the addition of new EN Educators at services, a lot of reflections centered on this exciting new role.

The Objectives of the MHENPN group are: 

  • to ensure that timely and relevant two-way sharing of knowledge and expertise occurs between Mental Health Enrolled Nurses (MHEN) and the CMHL,   

  • to facilitate collaborative planning, training, and evaluation,  

  • to identify opportunities for partnership and collaboration  

  • to ultimately support the professional development of the Victorian MHEN workforce.  

  • to improve transparency of opportunities for growth making the mental health enrolled nurse a valuable employment option to maintain long-term (including support for EN3 promotion and specialty role development). 

If you would like to know more or join the MHENPN please email us at en.educators@cmhl.org.au  


Enrolled Nurse Introduction to Mental Health Day 

We hosted 3 rounds of the Enrolled Nurse Introduction to Mental Health Day in 2022 to over 60 ENs. This training day was developed for Enrolled Nurses newly entering the Victorian public clinical mental health workforce, and provided an opportunity for attendees to connect with peers and develop introductory knowledge in the following topics:  

  • the EN role in mental health
  • the Mental Health System  
  • the Mental Health Act including Supported Decision Making 
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Consumer perspective

This successful training will continue in 2023! 

Statewide Mental Health Enrolled Nurse Workforce Scoping Project 

The Centre for Mental Health Learning (CMHL) is pleased to provide the Statewide Mental Health Enrolled Nurse (MHEN) scoping report.  

This report is the culmination of 8 months engagement with senior representatives from each Victorian Area Mental Health Service, including Forensicare. Direct consultation was also conducted with MHEN working in public mental health. Internal CMHL collation, analysis, and documentation of the data has been obtained from this process. This scoping report identifies the MHEN workforce profile across Victorian AMHS to support collaboration, growth, learning and development of our profession.  


For information on CMHL MHENs educator work in 2021 linkvisit here

Updated on 31/12/22 03:05 pm Share this page


Shaina Serelson

Statewide Mental Health Enrolled Nurse Educator

Oliver McDougall-Fisher

Statewide Mental Health Enrolled Nurse Educator

Emma Murrell

Statewide Mental Health Enrolled Nurse Educator

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