Mental health issues were considered, even to this day, an exclusive responsibility of the health professionals. However, recent studies, based on the development of needs, led to the realization that an effective school is not only responsible for the mental development of its students, but it is also required to incorporate counseling support programs which would aid the students on their emotional and psychological issues.
Therefore, the role of the school nurse seems to be determinant for the promotion of the students’ mental health and today, the school is considered to be responsible for the children’s safety and well-being. Besides, all children are equally entitled to learn the methods that will help them ensure and shield both their physical and mental health and safety.
Key-words: counseling support, health education, school nurse, prevention, intervention.