<b>Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Promotion of Mental Health in Children among Mothers of Rural Community</b> BACKGROUND No health without mental health The tender the age more probability of getting affected Promotion of mental health is a recommended intervention and a step lead ahead in primary level prevention. Latest National survey of children s mental health found that 1 in 10 children and young child aged 5 16 had a clinicallyrecognizable mental disorder.OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 1. To assess the existing knowledge regarding promotion of mental health in children among rural mothers.2. To assess the post test knowledge regarding promotion of mental health in children among rural mothers.3. To assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme of mental health in children among rural mothers.4. to associate the pre test knowledge regarding promotion of mental health in their children.METHODS The modified conceptual framework for the present study was based on General System Model by Ludwig Von Bertalanffy s 1968 .Quasi experimental one group pretest posttest research design was adopted for the study.The structured Interview Schedule was developed to collect the data validated by various experts.Pilot study was conducted among 6 mothers in Byrohalli village Kengeri,Bangalore to find the feasibility of the study.The main study was conducted at Somannahalli and ChikkaGolahalli rual community in Bangalore from among 60 rural mothers,who were selected by using non probability convenience sampling technique and the data collected was analyzed and interpreted based on descriptive and inferential statistics.RESULTS the assessments of knoweldge level of mothers on mental health promotion revealed that the mean pretest was 10.81 with standard deviated 1.57. Mean posttest was 21.48 with standard deviation 1.76.INTERPRETATION and CONCLUSION The study shows that the structured teaching programme was effective in improving the knowledge regaring promotion of mental health in children among the rural mothers.there was significant association between the knowledge scores of rural mothers who attended the structured teaching programme at p level 0.05.The present study attempted to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme STP on knowledge of mothers regarding promotion of mental health in children and found that the developed STP was effective in improving the knowledge of rural mothers regarding promotion of mental health in children. structured teaching programe, knowledge, mental health 99-104 Issue-6 Volume-1 Jyoti Laxmi Chetty