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Mental health: sharing skills with nurses in poorer countries to bring about change

Nurse João Marçal-Grilo founded a charity to support fellow nurses in South Asia

Mental health nurse João Marçal-Grilo founded a charity to support fellow nurses in South Asia

  • He describes his charity, Jaya Mental Health, as a partnership that is about equity and bringing people together at a similar level
  • Called an inspirational global nurse leader by a judge at RCN Nursing Awards 2021, he was named winner of the Mental Health Nursing category
  • He says the experience of volunteering helps nurses to understand they have the potential to work where resources are limited

Volunteering in a hospital supporting homeless people in India showed João Marçal-Grilo that nursing was the

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