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    Default Mental health work

    I've always thought about working in mental health. I have previously worked in a surgery and the mental health patients always interested me. For instance how does their brain work differently from someone else's?

    So my question is what type of jobs are there in mental health? And what sort of courses do you need to do them?

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    I see you're in NSW. Have a look at www.mhcc.org.au they have some good courses that are recovery oriented (and some good resources that explain what recovery means in mental health).

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    Well you can enter as a community support worker type role, which is essentially, as ScubaGal said, assisting clients through the recovery model, to manage their own mental health effectively. Many community organizations will take you on, unskilled, and help train you through training courses and to achieve certificates.

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    Mental health work can be rewarding but also very challenging so most, if not all govt. community health services require mental health workers to have a tertiary qualification or profession such as psychologist, social worker, registered nurse, occupational therapist, etc.
    Perhaps some non-govt organisations would accept other types of tertiary studies (eg TAFE)

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    Yep. My experience is with non government agencies and I highly recommend them.

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    Thanks so much for the advice guys. I guess the first step I will make is to ring my local community centre and see if maybe I can do some work experience.

    So you's all enjoy the work?


 

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