The Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing acts as a forum to facilitate and enable discussion on issues relevant to Mental Health Nursing. The Institute aims to foster the development of the profession, contributing to policy development on matters relevant to nursing and mental health. The Institute serves as a critical voice for mental health nursing and the mental health service. It aims to promote opportunities for networking and professional development among practicing nurses and to promote and advocate the use, development and expansion of the mental health nursing profession.

Objectives of the institute

  • Act as a forum to facilitate and enable discussion and debate on issues relevant to the Mental Health Nursing
  • Promote excellence in Mental Health practice and mental health nurse education
  • Foster the ongoing development of the profession of Mental Health Nursing
  • Contribute to policy development on matters relevant to Mental Health Nursing and mental health service development
  • Serve as a critical voice for Mental Health Nursing
  • Promote opportunities for networking and professional development among Nurses practicing in the Field of Mental Health
  • Promote and advocate the use, development and expansion of Mental Health Nursing