mental health social worker


Mental health social workers assist and provide counselling to people with mental, emotional, or substance abuse problems. They focus on providing personalised support to cases and monitor the recovery process of their clients by providing therapy, crisis intervention, client advocacy and education. Mental health social workers may contribute to mental health services improvement and mental health outcomes for citizens.

Alternative label

  • approved mental health professional

  • care coordinator (mental health)

  • mental health advocate

  • mental health community social worker

  • care coordinator

  • mental health gateway worker

  • mental health social support worker

  • social worker (mental health)

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database:


Essential skills and competences

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Optional skills and competences



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