This orientation resource is for undergraduate nursing students in the Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Newcastle and those who supervise them. The site provides

  • general information about clinical placement in mental health settings for students and their supervisors
  • specific information about placement in some areas in the Hunter New England  Local Health District and the Western NSW Local Health District
  •  information  about the mental health components of the  Bachelor of Nursing Program at the University of Newcastle
  • opportunity for users to provide feedback about the site
  • a mechanism for students or clinical supervisors to ask questions.

You may find it useful to

  1. identify what you already know about being a student or clinical supervisor
  2. identify the gaps in what you know and understand about being a nursing student or a clinical supervisor in specialist mental health settings
  3. browse the relevant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to locate content quickly
  4. complete the Things to Do on  pages throughout the site.

Be sure to complete the survey of this site – Staff Survey  – Student Survey

  • Videos about Mental Health Placements and Clinical Supervision

The site contains a number of videos about what it is like to work and have placement  in a  mental health setting, how students should prepare for placement in a mental health setting,  expectations of students  and clinical supervisors and  ideas about key aspects of clinical supervision of undergraduate students. Make a selection or Visit the Video Library

  • Useful resources for students

Take a look at some useful resources for students undertaking placement in a mental health nursing setting.Click the arrows to cycle through or Click here to view all resources.


This project was possible due to funding made available by Health Workforce Australia