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

New workers start around £10,571. Normal pay is £37,778 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £56,852.

Available jobs

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


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

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

  • Treatment Planning

  • Psychology

  • 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.