Health psychologist

Psychological therapies - life skills

Working directly with individuals or small groups, your work will be far-reaching and may involve:

You’ll also use psychological interventions to help self-management of illness and coping with pain or illness. You may also provide information and advice to a range of organisations involved in public health such as the NHS and local authorities.

Who will I work with?

Health psychologists work with individuals (including children, adults and older adults) or groups or work indirectly through the development of remote approaches such as media or online interventions.

They may work as part of multi-professional teams including doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.

Where will I work?

Health psychologists work across a range of health care and other providers. Settings can vary from large scale public health programmes to individual or small group consultations.

Health psychologists work in a number of settings, including

Many health psychologists also work in academia, teaching and researching in their area of expertise.

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