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  • Chris Mercer: My Working Life

    • 20 Jul 2023

    Chris Mercer, a consultant musculoskeletal physiotherapist at University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust, answers questions about the highs and lows of his working life.

  • Sam Bhide: My Working Life

    • 20 Jul 2023

    Sam Bhide, an advanced practice physiotherapist (APP) and first contact practitioner (FCP) at Kingston hospital, Surrey, and founder and clinical director of Physiozen ltd, a private physiotherapy practice, answers questions about the highs and lows of her working life

  • Emma Foreman: My Working Life

    • 6 Jul 2023

    Emma Foreman, a consultant oncology pharmacist at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust in London and vice chair of the British Oncology Pharmacy Association (BOPA) answers questions about the highs and lows of her working life.

  • Sarah Vigor: My Working Life

    • 30 Jun 2023

    Sarah Vigor, Physician Associate Lead at Kent and Medway Primary Care Training Hub answers questions about the highs and lows of her working life.

  • Why I Changed Career To Become A Chartered Psychologist

    • 1 Jun 2023

    Dr Kevin Wright is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and a Chartered Scientist explains why he became a psychologist and his career journey.

  • Tips For Getting Clinical Supervision Even When Your Manager Is Busy

    • 12 May 2023

    Advice on what to do if you feel your career development is floundering because you are not getting enough support from your supervisor.

  • Top Tips For Getting On A Doctorate Programme in Clinical Psychology

    • 12 May 2023

    You need an advanced degree to become a clinical psychologist but getting a place to study on a doctorate programme can be very competitive. Here a trainee clinical psychologist gives eight tips to staying the course.

  • The Complete Guide To Becoming A Psychologist

    • 9 Mar 2023

    Psychology is the study of people – how they think, act, react, interact and why. It is concerned with all aspects of behaviour and thought. Psychologists apply a scientific understanding of the mind and behaviour to solving real life problems that people are experiencing – this could be at an individual level or at a macro level.

  • My Mental Health Nursing 'Patchwork' Career From Clinician To Leader

    • 28 Nov 2022

    My route into nursing began before I ever sat down in a lecture or stepped onto a ward. It began when I was 13 and curious.

  • How To Build and Manage Your Career Using Branding

    • 13 Oct 2022

    When we are looking to advance our careers in the mental health sector (or in any sector for that matter) we tend to focus on what I consider short-term tangible ‘inputs’.

  • Top Tips For Preparing Your CV

    • 1 Sep 2022

    Over the past fifteen years I have been involved in the recruitment and selection of hundreds of people from mental health nurses to consultant psychiatrists, student nurses and nurse directors. Most CV’s that I have reviewed over the years from healthcare professionals have been adequate if unspectacular...

  • Top Tips When Applying For Mental Health Jobs

    • 1 Sep 2022

    Landing a job in mental health services is quite different from when I first started working in a mental health hospital in 2007. Then there was fierce competition for newly qualified positions... 

  • Top Tips For Excelling In Job Interviews

    • 1 Sep 2022

    Job interviews remain the most dreaded part of the job seeking process for most candidates. For some it is severe enough to prevent them from even applying for new roles and progressing their careers...

  • Top Career Tips for Black and Ethnic Minority Mental Health Professionals

    • 17 Aug 2022

    Simon Arday heads up teams across two hospitals. He is a rarity. While black and minority ethnic (BAME) staff constitute 22% of all NHS staff they make up only 10% of senior leaders. Here, Simon offers some top tips about how BAME nurses can break through the ceiling.

  • Five Myths of Occupational Therapy

    • 23 Jun 2022

    Is Occupational therapy the same as occupational health? Sally Payne and Lauren Walker run through 5 Occupational Therapy myths...

  • Why I Switched Careers To Work in Occupational Therapy

    • 23 Jun 2022

    Lauren Walker, professional adviser, Royal College of Occupational Therapists "Occupational therapy was a second career for me. I had an arts background and my first degree was in drama. I really did think I’d be a famous actor at one time! I did a few jobs after graduating, including working in theatre administration, but I really enjoyed performing and connecting with people."

  • Choosing a Career in Occupational Therapy

    • 16 Jun 2022

    Dr Sally Payne, Children’s Occupational Therapist and Professional Adviser, Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT), answers questions about a career in occupational therapy.

  • Applying For A Mental Health Job Following A Dismissal Or Sanction

    • 28 Apr 2022

    Finding work after being investigated, dismissed or with any kind of fitness to practice sanction is difficult but not impossible.

  • Applying For Mental Health Jobs When You Are Neurodivergent

    • 28 Apr 2022

    There are many neurodivergent people working in the health sector. In the mental health field, their experiences often make them far more empathetic and understanding with patients which can, in turn, help improve services.

  • Career Change Advice: Mental Health Nursing

    • 24 Mar 2022

    Health Education England’s Ellie Gordon answers questions on mental health nursing.