Poverty, austerity and the pressures of modern-day living are making mental health issues ever more visible in the UK today. Indeed, one in four people will experience a mental health problem. Through your skills in compassion, communication and problem solving, you can make a real difference to the many lives affected by this growing concern. We're looking for mature, compassionate, intelligent people who can handle intensive emotions and manage competing demands.
Why study PG Dip Nursing (Mental Health) at Middlesex University?
Our two-year course is open to graduates in any subject who are seeking a career as a mental health nurse. Our intake is extremely diverse and we welcome people from a wide variety of backgrounds and professions. Life experience is one of the most significant contributing factors to becoming an effective mental health nurse. We are seeking students who can demonstrate a passion for helping others, demonstrate empathy, warmth and care coupled with the ability to collaborate within multi-disciplinary teams and advocate on behalf of clients and their families/carers in a highly sensitive area of healthcare. Confidence in dealing with people as well as good communication and observation skills are key - if this sounds like you then we encourage you to apply.
In addition to developing your core nursing skills, the course will build your knowledge of professional and ethical practice. Developed in close consultation with our trust partners (both acute and primary care), service users and students, this innovative diploma consists of 50% theory and 50% practice.
We have established relationships with leading mental health trusts and your placements in some of London's most prestigious mental health organisations – dealing with issues around ethnic minorities, homelessness, sex workers and prisoners – will enable you to put your learning into practice, and work in conjunction with a plethora of the sector's leading professionals. Many students gain future employment with one of their placement hosts.
To find out what makes mental health nursing unique and rewarding, watch our short video. Also, take a personality quiz to help you determine whether you might become a good mental health nurse.
- Your studies are supported by state-of-the-art facilities including nursing skills labs, professional training equipment and high-fidelity simulations in areas such as resuscitation and dealing with seriously ill patients
- The course is funded by the Department of Health, so there are no tuition fees
- The course is run by the Department of Mental Health, Social Work and Integrative Medicine - home to recognised excellence in teaching and learning
- There is a wide range of research activity within the department, which has five professors, and we frequently undertake research and evaluation on behalf of external agencies
- As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.