Mental Health

If you’re looking for an innovative and rewarding place to work, plus a beautiful place to live, then joining Devon Partnership NHS Trust (DPT) is the right place for you.

Working with us is more than just a job; you’ll receive invaluable training to advance your career, unrivalled professional support and most importantly a fantastic work-life balance, to ensure you get the most out of your day, every day.

Want to find out more? You’ll find a wealth of information here about the nursing career we offer in our mental health and learning disability services. Discover what life here is all about and what the Devon lifestyle can offer you. You’ll soon find it’s much more than the glorious countryside and stunning coastlines.

About Devon Partnership NHS Trust

We provide a wide range of NHS services to people with mental health and learning disability needs – in Devon, the wider South West region and nationally.

We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people’s recovery.

Choose a Career as a Nurse at DPT

If you’re a qualified nurse with experience in mental health/ psychiatric or learning disabilities you’ll find plenty of nursing opportunities at DPT to further your career.

As a qualified nurse we’ll support your continuous professional development and we offer a wide range of learning, development and leadership opportunities to further your career. You’ll play an important part in making sure the voices of the people using the services help us to continuously improve the care and treatment we provide. 

We have so many opportunities for you across Devon, from the varied nursing roles in mental health and learning disability services, to working in our inpatient settings or out in the community.


If working in the community is what you’re looking for we have teams across Devon, as well as in our Bristol Dementia Service. You can work in the city, by the sea or in a rural location. Choose from a wide range of services – adult and older person’s mental health, perinatal mental health, psychological therapies, early intervention in psychosis and learning disability.

Working alongside others in your multi-disciplinary team, in the community and in our new Health and Wellbeing Clinics, helping people to get the best quality care and treatment to meet their individual needs. 


We have wards in Torbay Hospital and North Devon District Hospital for adults and older people who may need a stay in hospital to support their recovery. Exeter is home to The Haldon Eating Disorder Service, The Cedars, Russell Clinic and Franklyn Hospital for older people and the Additional Support Unit for people with learning disability.

Our secure services are based in acres of beautiful countryside in Dawlish at Langdon Hospital and include the modern Dewnans Centre.

With so much choice available you can be sure of finding a career that suits your preferred discipline.

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