How fortunate we are to live in a time when mental health care is finally being recognised as essential as care for any other critical illness. As awareness of the importance of mental wellbeing increases, so too does demand for professionals in the sector.
The Victorian Government is stepping up too – with a record-breaking $232.4 million commitment to mental health support in the 2018/19 budget. They are also establishing a Royal Commission into Mental Health to support Victorians with mental illness, and raise awareness of mental health as an issue.
If you’re passionate about helping people, the choice of career in mental health can be a little overwhelming.
To make the choice easier, here are six of the highest-growth fields in the sector. Read on to hear from inspiring and dedicated people who spend their days helping others heal.