With a current population of close to 500,000 people, Bristol requires a wide range of medical services from its primary care providers.

MCG Healthcare works closely with more than 10 practices in the area, offering ad hoc and long-term locum opportunities to general practitioners and nurses.

Create a job alert for similar jobs

Get new jobs matching this search straight to your inbox.

Refer a friend

Let us know about your friends that are looking for a new job

Mental Health Nurse work in Bristol

Why work in Bristol?

Bristol is one of the UK’s most vibrant and dynamic cities, with many different faces and plenty of attractions. Scenic views, mouthwatering cuisine, fascinating history, incredible nightlife, unique shops – Bristol has it all.

How can I work in Bristol?

The last thing you want is a complicated registration process. Ours is perfectly simple, while still complying with CQC requirements. We can also help with DBS renewals and our online training portal will take care of your learning and development requirements.

Why join MCG Healthcare?

We’re experts at matching the right people to the right roles and we offer generous pay packages. For ad hoc and long-term locum roles for GPs, our roles pay up to £800 per day. Locum advanced nurse practitioners (ANP) and practice nurses can earn up to £50 per hour with us.

We also have salaried opportunities available. These can be worth up to £10,000 per session for GPs and up to £55,000 a year for practice nurses and ANPs.

FAQs about being a Mental Health Nurse

  • What can I do with a mental health nursing degree?

    With the right level of experience, you could become a sister or ward manager, running a ward or team of nurses in the community. Then you could go on to become a matron or director of nursing.

    With further study and experience, you could become an advanced nurse practitioner (ANP), clinical nurse specialist (CNS) or nurse consultant. Consultants work directly and independently with patients, carry out research and develop and deliver training.

    You could also train in health visiting, become self-employed or work overseas.

  • What jobs can a mental health nurse do?


    • Mental health nurse (RMN)
    • Forensic staff nurse
    • Staff nurse with NHS child and adolescent mental health services
    • Research nurse
    • Psychiatric liaison nurse

  • How much does a newly qualified mental health nurse earn?

    The average salary for a newly qualified mental health nurse is £25,000.

  • What band is a mental health nurse in?

    An RMN starts at band 5. Some roles can fall within band 6.

  • What are the shift patterns for a mental health nurse?

    Shift patterns vary, but the traditional hours are:

    Early: 07:00 to 15:00

    Late: 13:00 to 21:00 

    Long day: 07:00 to 21:00

    Night: 21:00 to 07:00

  • Is there flexibility with shift patterns?

    We’re able to agree unique shift patterns for our nurses at various hospitals. Call us to talk through the shift patterns you want and we’ll see if we can help.

Get our latest insights