Mental Health and Counselling


Students chat while sat on the back row of a lecture theatre.

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.


Three students make notes and engage in discussion while sat around a table during a seminar.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.

Open Days

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 to gain an insight into the student experience is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day.

You can tour the campus, including the halls of residence, with a student guide. There will also be opportunities to attend presentations and view subject facilities.

Alternatively, if you are unable to attend an open day, we offer a range of other events for prospective students, including monthly campus tours.

View open day dates and book your place