The growing need for mental health professionals continues and the NHS will be increasing the number of job opportunities in mental health by 20,000 by 2020. Starting an accelerated course as a graduate in September could be your next step if you are interested in making a difference to people’s lives in terms of mental health. Universities across the country still have places available for courses, which are around 2 years long. You’ll need to have a relevant degree such as Psychology – but check with individual institutions as some universities may be more flexible about subject areas.
“The biggest shame of all would be to overlook such a fantastic career opportunity, with all its life-changing experiences.”
For more advice:
- find universities running degrees on the NHS course finder
- an infographic with key facts and figures
- what the role involves including a film and real-life stories
- the experience, values and qualifications needed