Meet Jake. He's a mental health nurse who responds to calls that have been made to 999. Part of the BBC Bitesize World of work series.
Watch Jake's story on BBC Bitesize Careers
There's a lot of job satisfaction with being a mental health nurse. You get to be there for someone who hasn't necessarily had someone there.
- Jake identifies 999 calls that have come in that trigger mental health concerns. He calls patients back to make sure they get access to the right services.
- Calls are very varied and can include patients experiencing low mood, anxiety or psychosis.
- Jake studied ICT at college, worked in a pub for a while and then went to university to do Mental Health Nursing.
- He was inspired to do this career by seeing loved ones with mental health difficulties and wanting to know how to help others in similar situations.