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Qualifications for a career in mental health
I was wondering if anyone might be able to help me. I did my undergraduate degree in Classics, then did a PGCE and decided that teaching wasn't for me. I am very interested in mental health and would like to work in that field, so have found a Master's degree that I could do to hopefully enable me to work in this area. However, I don't really know what kind of job I'd be qualified for when possessing a Master's degree in Mental Health - I would be overqualified to be a support worker, but wouldn't have the skills to become a therapist. A job entitled 'Psychological Wellbeing Practioner' sounds interesting to me, but having looked into it, it seems you need to do a course accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPA) and I don't know how to go about doing this. Could anyone give me some ideas on either whether the Master's will actually lead me to a job and whether I should be doing some other specific qualification acknowledged by the BPS? Any information would be greatly appreciated.