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Statewide Mental Health Enrolled Nurse Educators

As of 2023 our Enrolled Nurse Team is made up of four educators. As key members of the CMHL, the Educators work 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. 


A5 Poster

colour A5 poster can be printed for displaying in your services.


Mental Health Enrolled Nurse Forum 

The next Mental Health Enrolled Nurse Forum will happen Thursday 7th September, 2023! This is an exciting event with a rich history of bringing ENs from across the state together to celebrate their workforce and connect with each other. The event typically showcases presentations from ENs working in different areas of the mental health sector.   

A working group for the forum will commence in May, 2023. If you are interested in joining the working group please email us at en.educators@cmhl.org.au

Details about the forum will be updated here as we get them!  


Enrolled Nurses - Finding Your Voice

The EN team have developed a new training to support Enrolled Nurses working in mental health. This training will be delivered in person at services with EN teams. The day will include: 

  • Unpacking challenges of the EN role
  • How to have difficult conversations 
  • Building resilience
  • Finding joy in work

If you are interested in having the EN educators deliver this training at your service email us at en.educators@cmhl.org.au


Enrolled Nurse Introduction to Mental Health Day

This training day is for Enrolled Nurses newly entering the Victorian public clinical mental health workforce, and provides 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

Upcoming training dates: 

Tuesday 4th April 2023

Wednesday 26th July 2023

Thursday 31 October 2023

Registrations open approximately 2 months before each training on our AMHS Training Calendar.


Mental Heath Enrolled Nurse Practice Network 

We have moved into the second year of the MHENPN, and we look forward to growing our membership and evolving with the group. The Network is open to any experienced mental health enrolled nurse. We meet every 2 months to reflect on their work and hear from key members of the mental health workforce. 

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 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 MHEN practice network please email us at en.educators@cmhl.org.au.


Mental Health Enrolled Nurse Video Series

The Mental Health Enrolled Nurse Educator team have developed an ongoing video series that will cover a variety of topics around the interests of the enrolled nurse workforce. These are designed to be short, bite sized videos that can be accessed easily on the CMHL website. 

You can access these via the Learning & Resources tab from the home page, then into CMHL Recorded Sessions, under Topic 5. EN Video Series.

Videos that are currently available:

  • Intro to Clinical Supervision for Mental Health Enrolled Nurses
  • MHEN Clinician Wellbeing
  • Psychiatric Enrolled Nurse (PEN) Level 3 Advancement on bed base services


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 2022 visit here

Updated on 01/02/23 12:54 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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