Mental Health Nursing
Pennine Care provides mental health services across five boroughs of Greater Manchester:
- Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale
- Tameside and Glossop
These include services in the community and in hospital, for people of all ages. You can find out more about our mental health services by clicking here.
What does a mental health nurse do?
Mental health nurses provide care to people with a range of mental health needs, as well as offering support to carers.
Depending on which service a mental health nurse works in, this could be in the community or on an inpatient ward on a hospital site. There are services that specifically look after older people with dementia or age-related issues, as well as services designed to support children and young people.
Mental health nurses will assess a patient’s needs and be involved in the planning, implementation and evaluation of care packages for that person, usually working with in partnership other health and social care professionals to make sure the individual has all the support for their needs.
“One of the most rewarding parts of my job is seeing patients who came in with no motivation and who didn’t have any hope, having a zest for life again - knowing that you have had a part in making that possible.” Yasmin Akhtar, Charge Nurse on Saxon Suite.
Want to know more?
If you’d like to read more about what it’s like to be a mental health nurse, click on the link below for a first-hand experience from our staff.
Pennine Care is always on the lookout for compassionate mental health nurses to join the team, whether you have years of experience or are newly qualified. Click here for the latest vacancies.