What is it like to work as a mental health nurse?


Watch Chloe's video to find out what her experience has been like training to become a mental health nurse.

Check out Chloe's channel here.





This video, produced by the NHS, shows mental health nurses talking about their roles.

Mental health nursing is a demanding but rewarding career choice.
It offers the chance to make a difference, a high degree of flexibility and a career with excellent employment prospects. 



This video was produced by the RCN Mental Health Nursing Forum. It features members who speak about their work as mental health nurses.

The video delves into the importance of nurses and the often invisible but vital skills they bring to the care and treatment of services users.


How can I become a Mental health nurse?

You can earn a salary whilst learning and gaining qualifications on the job using an apprenticeship route as a new starter or as an existing member of staff.  

You can find a mental health nursing course to suit you using the Health Careers' Course Finder tool.

Below is a list of places within West Yorkshire and Harrogate that offer courses and possible alternative routes into Mental Health nursing.

University of Leeds


Nursing (Mental Health) BSc



Alternative route

Access to Leeds is University of Leeds' undergraduate widening access scheme which allows us to identify the best possible applicants regardless of background. They understand that A-level grades alone cannot tell us everything about an applicant and their abilities. If you are eligible for the scheme you will receive special consideration from admissions tutors. If you complete the Access to Leeds programme and receive a course offer, you will be eligible for an Access to Leeds offer, which is typically two grades below the standard entry requirements for your course.

Leeds Beckett University


Mental Health Nursing BSc (Hons)



Alternative route

BSc (HONS) Mental Health Nursing Degree Apprenticeship


University of Bradford


Nursing (Mental Health) BSc (Hons)


The Open University


BSc (Honours) Mental Health Nursing



Alternative route

Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship 

  • BSc (Honours) Mental Health Nursing


University of York


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