Investigating the roles of nurses in school-based positive mental health initiatives in New Brunswick
University of New Brunswick
The intent of this research was to investigate the existing and potential roles of school health nurses in Positive Mental Health Promotion initiatives within school environments. This study drew on the perspectives and practices of registered nurses and administrators who have experience working in supportive and leadership roles in the promotion of positive mental health within school teams in the Anglophone sector in New Brunswick. A participatory action research design applying an Appreciative Inquiry lens and associated interview methods was undertaken to investigate existing strengths, potential innovations, and creative structures for embedding positive mental health practices within school routines and relationships. This research contributes to understanding the role of the nursing professions in supporting the dual pathway approach to well-being, focusing on positive mental health.