Types of mental health careers
If you are interested in a career helping people to improve their mental health and wellbeing. There is a range of different careers and professions you could have.
If you have an interest in how people think and behave and want to use the study of psychology to help people with mental health problems, a career in the psychological professions could be for you. If you would like to learn more about different careers in psychology, check out our mental health professional page or if you are interested in learning about the difference between the careers read more here.
Holistic care looks at the person as a whole and careers within holistic care supports different areas of an individual’s physical, emotional, social, and spiritual wellbeing to improve their mental health and overall wellbeing. Read more
Health and social professionals work alongside a team of medical professionals including doctors and nurses to support patients in a range of settings such as in the community or in hospital. They help people with mental health conditions to live fulfilled lives by supporting them to overcome challenges they may face. Read more
A career in alternative medicine offers a range of different treatments that can complement traditional medicine. If you would like to learn more about how to apply for an alternative medicine programme read more here. If you are interested in alternative medicine, you can check out some of the courses below.
If you are interested in understanding the mind and human behaviour you may like a career as a researcher. Researchers conduct studies to better understand, diagnose and treat mental illnesses. Read more