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Mental Health » Career Opportunities

After studying Mental Heath you are equipped to be able to support the mentally ill in your community whether that be elderly, women, children and adolescents or Maori and Pasifika people – there are options for you to work with different groups in the community.

Career opportunities include

  • Mental Health worker
  • Social worker
  • Addiction counsellor
  • Non-governmental organisation worker
  • Substance abuse counsellor

Mental Health can lead into the following careers

Youth Worker

Youth workers work with people under 25 years of age and their families.
Youth Worker

Social Worker

Social workers provide advice, advocacy and support to people with personal and social problems.
Social Worker

Counsellor

Counsellors help people to deal with their feelings and responses, and decide on actions they can take to solve problems.
Counsellor

Home Aide

Home aides visit people in the community, do general housework and care for people in their homes.
Home Aide

Art Therapist

Art therapists help clients to restore health and balance to the mind and body through the use of art materials within a therapeutic environment.
Art Therapist