What's it like to be a mental health nurse?
When you’re a nurse, no two days are the same. You’ll work with different people every day, improving the lives of patients and advancing medical innovation and care. As a trained healthcare professional, you’ll lead teams and take on senior positions of responsibility. That’s why nurses are one of the most important parts of our health services.
As a mental health nurse, you’ll plan and deliver treatment for patients with a range of mental health conditions.
Around one in four people in the UK will have a mental health illness at some point, which can affect their relationships, physical health, and ability to enjoy life. So to be a mental health nurse, you need to be adaptable and good at listening, communicating, and solving problems.
Working in mental health is challenging but satisfying. It’s a vital role where you’ll make a real difference to people’s lives.
There’s a shortage of nurses in the UK, so a mental health nursing degree will offer you fantastic employment options. And new annual payments of £5,000 up to £8,000 for all undergraduate and postgraduate nursing students will be available from September 2020.