Mental Health Nursing

Making a Difference

“Thank you for your support in helping me to recover. You do great work, please keep up what you do. If it wasn't for your support I wouldn't be here”

“I felt respected and that they wanted to help me. There was none of that judgement or blame."


How can I make a difference?

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.

See where you can make a difference

At GMMH you may be working in an inpatient ward, community setting, substance misuse service or prison. This may be with children, adults or older people in a range of practice settings from people’s homes to secure inpatient care.

We provide a wide range of mental health services in Bolton, Manchester, Salford, Trafford and beyond. To see the full range of services, please click HERE.

As a patient

As a service user, relative or carer using our services, sometimes you may need to turn to someone for help, advice, and support. 

Find resources for carers and service users  Contact the Trust