About Mental Health Nursing in London

Have you recently decided it’s time for a change, and you’re now looking for a new career challenge? Starting a new job in a different country can be very exciting and lead to lots of great opportunities, but you need to make sure that you choose the right agency to hold your hand and guide you through the process.

We offer careers in Mental Health Nursing at some of the most prestigous NHS Trusts in the capital of the United Kingdom, all working together under the umbrella of CapitalNurse‘s programme. There are currently 17 NHS Trusts collaborating in the programme, and any of them could be your new workplace! 

If you are an ambitious nurse, London is the place for you!

If there is one thing the capital can offer, it’s the opportunity to learn and progress in your career. In addition to the training you will be given by your employer, you will find that London has plenty of Institutes and Universities linked to its Trusts, offering all sorts of courses and Master’s degrees.  

" London is a city of opportunities! There are so many different options for nursing roles and career progression. Many hospitals are 'University Hospitals' which means there is a wealth of training on offer and much easier access to sought-after training courses ".
Registered Nurse at London Trust.

The role of a Mental Health Nurse within the NHS

The NHS is currently looking to recruit a large number of Mental Health nurses to join its ranks, with this crucial service being in high demand throughout the United Kingdom. Covid-19 has had a profound effect on people’s mental health and this issue will be present for many years to come. So much so that the British government recently published a Covid-19 mental health and wellbeing recovery action plan, to ensure that the country offers enough support and has the necessary capacity to resolve this unfortunate situation.

Mental Health nursing involves providing care to patients with specific Mental Health needs in a hospital setting. They aim to build good relationships with service users and their families throughout the therapy process, and work with patients in all age ranges.

Mental Health Nursing in the UK has its own specialist qualification, which you can access by applying for a job as a Mental Health nurse (NMC RN3). Just like any other role with CapitalNurse, you can do this if you have a Nursing Degree and either an IELTS or OET English Language Certificate. If you were accepted for the role, you would be given training and support to help you pass the Mental Health OSCE. This process would involve:

  • Understanding of the role and the needs of this group of patients
  • Experience of working in this care setting
  • Gaining an additional qualification (desirable, but not essential)

To learn more about how to become a Registered Nurse in the United Kingdom please visit our Candidate Section. 

For more details about the role of a Mental Health Nurse at CapitalNurse simply apply below and feel free to ask our team for the CapitalNurse Mental Health Nursing Factsheet.

What’s the quality of life like in London?

Like many of our candidates, you may be a bit hesitant to move to London because you’re worried about the cost of living there. Of course, this is a valid concern, but it’s worth remembering that most people who work in London do not live in the city centre, which is why they can afford to work in the city! Commuting is a very normal thing in the capital and there are some truly amazing places to live in the outskirts of London, all of which are served by one of the world’s most efficient and comprehensive public transport networks.

" I used to live in Woodford, on the border of Essex, which was a beautiful area (close to Epping Forest) and only 30-40 mins commute on the overground to my job in central London. We had a lovely 2 bed flat with a garden for a very reasonable price per month. A number of friends lived in Watford in Hertfordshire, only 20 mins commute and with a great nightlife! "
Registered Nurse at London Trust.