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Although there are different specific roles for people who work in mental health, there are many similarities in the types of tasks undertaken. Typical daily roles might include:
People who work in mental health often form part of a multidisciplinary team. Therefore, there is a need to speak to or work with others when formulating a patient health care plan.
To progress a career in mental health requires you to take professional development courses or training. Some roles will have requirements for a certain number of hours of additional training to be undertaken each year. Other positions may be less stringent but you will inevitably need to keep learning if you wish to improve your services.
There are many other ways to refine your skills and gain promotions, or to advance a business for those in private practice. These include: