Registered Mental Health Nurses

Registered mental health nurses support and care for people with a range of mental health conditions, in hospital and community settings, and help them towards recovery and management of their conditions.


New workers
£ 10,571
£ 37,778
£ 56,852

Available jobs

In the past year there were 59,566 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Provides information to patients and their families about a patient's condition, how to manage it and possible treatments.

  • Works with other mental health professionals.

  • Administers drugs and gives other forms of treatment.

  • Monitors patient’s progress, encourages patients to participate in different therapies.

  • Participates in the preparation for physical and psychological treatment of patients with mental health conditions.

  • Provides day to day support for and, in some cases, physical care for patients with a variety of mental health conditions.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Mental Health

  • Nursing

  • Risk Analysis

  • Psychiatric And Mental Health Nursing

  • Mental Health Nursing

  • Nursing Care

  • Midwifery

  • Psychology

  • Treatment Planning

  • Clinical Practices

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Planning

  • Leadership

  • Mentorship

  • Teamwork

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Compassion

  • Teaching

  • Self-Motivation

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.