Any Mental Health Nurses able to give me some advice?Watch
I’m currently a HCA in Adult General nursing (Really physical job, Manual Handlng ect.)
I’ve been off work sick for 9 months with a slipped disc in my back, I’m loads better but advised by my GP to do a new role with no manual handling. I’m still employed but being redeployed to a new role with no manual handling components.
My query is, I really enjoy helping and supporting people and enjoy being in the nursing environment in general. I’ve always fancied Mental Health Nursing, and managed to get myself an interview and just wondering if there are any mental health nurses who can advise if mental health nursing is a really physical job? Ie, pushing patients in beds, wheelchairs, hoisting ect.. or will I just be supporting a person with their mental health needs through talking therapies and referrals ect?
I’m just looking to move into a role where I can still help people without the manual handling component.
Any help and advice will be much appreciated 😊