Careers in Mental Health & Learning Disabilities

Virtual2 Aug 2021 at 10:00am

Monday 2nd August – Wednesday 4th August, from 10 am – 12.30 pm. 

The Suffolk and North East Essex Health and Care Academy is offering a virtual course during the Summer holidays to anyone aged 14-18 and living or educated in Suffolk or North East Essex, who would like to gain an insight into working in Mental Health and Learning Disability Support.  Delivered by the Next Generation programme, the aim of this series of free virtual sessions is to encourage and inspire young people thinking about a career in this area of Health and Care to take the next step.


This three-day academy course is being delivered virtually via Microsoft Teams.

It will include insight sessions into careers such as Psychology, Mental Health Nursing, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Learning Disability Support worker, as well as information on working effectively with people with LD needs, what is mental health and Learning Disability.  The course will also look at career opportunities and provide advice on applying for jobs in the NHS.

This programme is the first step in accessing information about working in the Mental Health and Learning Disability sector and the range of careers available. Health and Care Ambassadors will lead the programme and participants will get a chance to ask questions.  On completion of the short course, participants are also awarded a certificate of participation which will look great on CVs and will help at future university applications and job interviews.

Feedback from participants on the February 2021 Health and Care Academy programme: –

“Just wanted to say thank you for all your advice, help and information regarding different NHS careers. It has been so enjoyable and I would love to do this week again if I could!”

“I found this Academy very interesting, learning about different roles and how important they are, as well as understanding the fundamental characteristics needed in Health and Care careers.” 

“I benefited from the fact we get to ask questions as when you’re studying in college the majority of the time you get taught the knowledge but don’t get the honest insight into what it’s actually like as your teacher isn’t experienced in that sector.”

“Thank you very much! I learnt so much about jobs that I hadn’t previously considered.”

Don’t delay REGISTER HERE for your place on the programme today! Please search ‘Careers in Mental Health & Learning Disabilities‘.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS – 23RD July 2021

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