Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH)

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) is one of the largest specialist mental health providers in the country, supporting more than 65,000 service users across their local, specialist, substance misuse and prison populations. They employ over 6,400 staff and provides services from 109 locations across the North West of England, as well as working with people in their homes and local communities.

They provide:

  • Local mental health services to the people of Bolton, Manchester, Salford, Trafford and Wigan
  • Substance misuse services to people in Bolton, Salford, Trafford and Bury
  • Services to over 8,000 people in prisons and secure accommodation in the North West of England
  • Highly specialised mental health services for the region and wider NHS in England

Their values and strategic objectives:

Their values:

We Inspire Hope | We Work Together | We are Open and Honest | We are Caring and Compassionate | We Value and Respect

Their Strategic Objectives:

Best care, every day | Compassionate, supported, motivated staff  | Best outcomes | Individualised, seamless services | Sustainable services, adding value 

As a mental health nurse at GMMH you will be dedicated to supporting a person’s recovery and enabling them to have as much involvement and control over their condition as possible.

It is a demanding but rewarding career choice and every bit as valuable and satisfying as caring for those with a physical illness. You will need to build effective relationships with people who use our services, and with their relatives and carers. One day you might be helping someone to manage their depression, another you could be supporting someone else to return to work and engage in relevant therapies or social activities.

You will need good knowledge of mental health theory and practice. Equally important is your ability to communicate and empathise with service users and carers and understand their individual circumstances.

Supporting people with a range of mental health needs means you need to have good observational skills, be able to think on your feet, manage your emotions and use good judgement to help people problem solve and resolve conflict or distress.

Where to find Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH)​

Location & Cost of Living

Greater Manchester is one of the world’s most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options. Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Manchester has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sport. And today the city combines this heritage with a progressive vision to be a city that delivers surprise and delight in equal measures. Youthful, diverse, energetic and bursting with character; Manchester is one of the most exciting places to live in the UK right now where everybody and anybody is very warmly welcomed.

Manchester city centre is jam-packed with unique and eclectic restaurants, bars, shops, museums, galleries, hotels and places to stay whilst the surrounding Greater Manchester boroughs offer a patch-work of visitor experiences including quaint market towns, traditional pubs and beautiful green spaces and waterways to be explored on foot or bike. The city region is easily navigated, with great transport links both in and around Greater Manchester.