Mental Health and Counselling


Three students make notes and engage in discussion while sat around a table during a seminar.If you want to support those experiencing mental health issues, or help to empower individuals, families and groups to accomplish goals and overcome challenges, our degrees in mental health and counselling are for you.

One in four people are affected by mental health problems so demand for skilled workers is high. Our programmes enable you to investigate contemporary approaches to mental health, gain expertise in child and adolescent mental health and wellbeing, train as a mental health nurse, or combine the study of mental health nursing with a second field of nursing or social work.

Alternatively, if you want to train to be a professionally qualified counsellor or psychotherapist, our counselling and psychotherapy degree gives you experience of working with actual clients and enables you to specialise in a person-centred experiential mode of therapy. We also offer a non-qualifying degree in critical approaches to counselling and psychotherapy.

Student Views

Mental Health and Counselling in the News

EHU Insight on The Conversation


Two students chat while stood near a social learning area in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine.The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine is one of the leading providers of education and training for health and social care professionals in the North West of England.

Offering some of the best facilities for health, social care and medicine students in the country, the outstanding teaching and learning resources include leading edge clinical skills facilities, an 860-seat lecture theatre, and a variety of teaching rooms and social learning spaces.

Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine 360 Virtual Tour

Open Days and Virtual Events

A prospective student receives advice from a member of staff at an open day.If you are considering studying at Edge Hill University, the best way we usually recommend to gain an insight into the student experience is by attending an open day.

Our November 2020 open day is going virtual. We will ensure that you can still discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and get answers to all of your questions. You will be able to find out more about mental health and counselling and the University through a series of online activities.

If you would like to see our stunning campus for yourself, private campus tours, led by a student guide, are also available on a variety of dates. Pre-booking is essential.

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