Mental health nursing is often complex and challenging but always worthwhile. As many as one in four people are thought to suffer some form of mental health problem and as a specialist nurse your skills will be in high demand. However, dealing with the human mind and behaviour is not an exact science. You will need excellent communication skills, a strong personality and be able to empathise with others to excel in this profession. You will work as part of a team that includes general practitioners, psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, art therapists and healthcare assistants, all working together to support individuals of all ages and from all backgrounds to manage a wide range of complex issues, helping them to live a better, and more fulfilling life.