As a BN Mental Health Nursing degree student you will quickly learn that your objective is to help people live as independently as possible despite their difficulties. You will become knowledgeable about a whole spectrum of mental health complaints, including stress, depression and anxiety. Within Health Sciences at Southampton we are proud to put special emphasis on developing attributes like empathy and compassion. It is these humanitarian instincts that are particularly relevant in the field of mental health nursing. For all of our Nursing courses, the integration of theory and practice are at the heart of the programme. 99 per cent of our Mental Health Nursing degree students were in work or further study six months after graduation (DLHE, 2014).