Medacs Healthcare

Mental Health Nursing Agency

As a leading UK nursing agency, we have a dedicated mental health team that specialises in placing mental health nurses at all levels into agency work across NHS trusts and private healthcare providers throughout England, Wales and ScotlandWith exclusive contracts, access to free specialist training, a wide variety of roles and shift options, particularly ad hoc shifts, there has never been a better time to register with us for RMN agency work.

Registration Requirements 

To register for mental health agency work in England, Scotland or Wales, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • A current NMC pin (or in the process of gaining one for England or Wales)
  • A minimum of six months' recent, relevant UK experience

Contact Our Mental Health Team 

To register your interest or learn more about the full range of opportunities we have to offer, contact our friendly and experienced mental health team via email: or call 0800 442 207 during office hours. Alternatively, complete the form below:

The Ideal Candidate 

Working as a mental health nurse can be challenging, but the rewards are plentiful. As experts in placing mental health nurses, we pride ourselves on sourcing the very best candidates and consistently strive to fill all of our roles with nurses who demonstrate a caring and compassionate nature.

To succeed as a mental health nurse with Medacs Healthcare, you must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, first-rate judgement and an ability to solve problems in a quick and efficient manner. You must also be able to empathise and build a genuine connection with all your patients and their families, regardless of the situation.

If you feel you are able to match this description, a career with Medacs Healthcare is tailor-made for you.

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As well as having a dedicated mental health nursing team that understands how nurses like you prefer to work and what the job market has to offer, there are many more reasons to join our agency nursing family. These include:

  • Next-day payroll - submit your timesheet by 3pm and get paid the following day in England and Wales
  • Choice of payment options – PAYE, umbrella and limited company
  • Flexible shift options – ad hoc and block bookings available
  • Free mandatory training - with access to free specialist training for mental health nurses including MAPA and MVA
  • Faster registration - with a one-stop registration, interview and compliance process, you can start your first shift in as little as ten days
  • Dedicated 24/7 support – your own dedicated consultant during the day and support from our UK-based out-of-hours team at night
  • £50 joining bonus – terms apply
  • Competitive pay rates – all pay rates include holiday pay
  • Excellent referral scheme – receive £250 each time you refer a nurse, terms apply
  • Volume and variety – thousands of shifts available across NHS and private healthcare providers
  • First sight of NHS shifts – as preferred suppliers to several NHS trusts, you’ll get the pick of shifts before they reach other agencies
  • Support with revalidation and appraisals - follow our step-by-step revalidation guide
  • View payments anytime - access payslips and lots more with your secure online personal login

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Role Information 


Mental Health Nurse (also known as RMN and RNMH)

Governing body: 


The role:

Mental health nurses can specialise in any number of areas depending on the nature of the role. Such specialities include addiction, eating disorders and substance abuse.

Core skill:

You will need to possess exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, an ability to solve problems and excellent judgement. You will need to be able to connect with your patients and their families by demonstrating genuine empathy and compassion. In addition, you will also require the following skills:

  • Excellent observational skills
  • Strength and stamina
  • Physical fitness, especially if you are working in a hospital or secure residential unit
  • A non-judgemental approach when talking to patients
  • Stress management and an ability to manage heavy workloads
  • Quick decision making

Experience of working in a similar role is also advantageous.

Common working environments: 

As a mental health nurse, you may be required to work in a variety of settings including community mental health centres, hospital outpatients departments, specialist units, prisons and other secure residential units. Expect to work with patients of all ages in both urban and rural areas. 

Typical team set up: 

Depending on the nature and location of your role, mental health nurses can work as part of a team or on a one-to-one basis with patients and their families. You may be required to work alongside GPs, psychologists, social workers and healthcare assistants.

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