Psychological professions


People working in the Psychological professions are trained to assess, care and support patients with mental health problems.

They deploy a wide range of psychological competences in health and social care which make a difference to individual patients and families and the effective operation of the wider care and treatment system.

There are over 20,000 psychological professionals working in healthcare in England. Many people work in specialist mental health services. This has been expanded recently across primary and acute care and into educational and community services.

See the videos and case studies to find out more.


Use the links below to explore more about different Nursing roles on the Health Careers website run by Health Education England.

Videos and case studies

A career in the psychological therapies

A career as a Psychological wellbeing practitioner

A career in psychiatry

A career in the NHS as a Clinical Psychologist

How to qualify as a Forensic Psychologist

Further information

The Psychological Professions Network (PPN) is a membership network for all psychological professionals and other stakeholders in NHS commissioned psychological healthcare.

The British Psychological Society (BPS) is a registered charity which acts as the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK.