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Mental health at Solent

Mental health nursing can be a meaningful nursing career that balances your own continuous personal growth with doing good for the varied communities that you’ll care for. It is an increasingly important aspect of society, and if you have a passion for the subject there are many opportunities to deepen your understanding and apply professional skills to help others.

Whichever route you take, there are many direct employment opportunities in this growing area, and as a mental health nursing student you can explore how people behave and interact, while analysing the thoughts and feelings that underlie specific behaviours.

Mental health students analyse and critique modern mental health approaches and treatment modalities, including the medical model, psychotherapeutic approaches, anthropological understanding of health beliefs, public health approaches, and the social determinants of health, among other ideas and concepts.

There are placements in all years of study in a variety of primary and secondary mental healthcare services, such as community and hospital teams, forensic services, specialist providers of mental healthcare, and every other place where mental health nurses can play a role in the prevention, treatment and recovery of people with mental ill health.

Accreditation by the British Psychology Society, as well as the Nursing and Midwifery Council, emphasises the practical application and ensures students are taught to high standards relevant to their chosen industry.

Frequently asked questions

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Courses

BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing

BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing has been designed to meet the future nursing proficiencies set out by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2018) and upon successful completion...

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling and Mental Health

Combine your skills in psychology and counselling to influence behaviour change and recovery on our BPS accredited degree.

Facilities

Nursing students can expect facilities to be prepared for a clinical environment.

This includes a simulated nursing ward, bathroom and kitchen that reflect acute patient care, as well as a community facility that includes a waiting room, GP consultation room, treatment room and care home room.


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