The North East of England is one of the nine official regions of England, with a population of around 2.7 million. The North East is considered to be one of the most beautiful, vibrant and thrilling places to live and work in England due to its award-winning gardens, beaches and countryside. With some of the lowest commute times in the country, this region is a very popular relocation destination for many Brits who aspire to have better work-life balance.

Our nursing team recruiters; Jay, Executive Recruitment Consultant and Izzy, Sales Support are now recruiting for mental health nurses and healthcare assistants in the North East of England. The team have a wide range of block bookings and ad-hoc shifts available and will be there every step of the way to guide you to ensure you’re being placed into the most suitable job for your requirements.

Considering looking for a new position and making a change in your career? Below, are just a few of the locations Jay and Izzy are currently recruiting for in the North East region that you may consider relocating to for work as a mental health nurse.


Newcastle is one of Britain’s most famous cities. Known for its thriving nightlife, industrial heritage and of course, the well-known ‘Geordie’ dialect. This city is such a popular destination for Brits to move to, so much so that over a 10-year period from 2011-2021, the population of Newcastle increased by 7.1%, making it the highest increase in population for a North East region. Here are some other reasons why living and working in Newcastle could be the change in lifestyle you need!

Health and wellbeing
  • The health and wellbeing services available to you when working in the NHS in Newcastle are nothing but incredible. From useful resources such as videos, self help guides, self-referral forms and much more, you’ll always have 24/7 support available to support you.
Cheaper cost of living
  • Furthermore, Newcastle is one of the most affordable cities in the UK with a much cheaper cost of living compared to other major UK cities. This will allow you to live a comfortable lifestyle as Newcastle is approximately 26.5% cheaper than London.
Excellent public transport links
  • Due to the easily accessible public transport links around the city, Newcastle has great transport connection links to other cities in the UK, such as Durham, making it easy to get around and commute to work when you’re locuming.
Did you know…?
  • Newcastle was the first city in the world to build a combined road and rail bridge.


Leeds is the third largest and one of the greenest cities in the UK. Since being a Fairtrade City since 2004, Leeds continues to raise awareness for this through a number of ways, such as stocking vending machines in council operated buildings with Fairtrade choices.

Great culture and social life
  • After either a long day at work, or on your days off, the city has a lively and vibrant culture, with something to suit everyone’s taste. From bars and restaurants, to shops, theatres and museums, you’ll never be bored of this bustling city.
A strong and diverse economy
Did you know…?
  • Leeds is home to the invention of fizzy drinks over 250 years ago!


This is England’s most historic county and home to the beloved Yorkshire Pudding! Whether you love this delicious food for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you can be sure to find the best of the best in its home of Yorkshire. With a population of around 5,510,000, this is the equivalent to 9.7% of England’s total population, making it one of the smaller regions in the North East.

Great work/life balance
  • Yorkshire has a great work/life balance and is actually rated higher than other counties in the UK for this fantastic balance. As well as having an impeccable work/life balance, Yorkshire also performs above average on other aspects such as jobs and safety measures.
Lower stress levels
  • This county says employees in Yorkshire experience lower stress levels than most average British workers throughout the rest of the UK. People believe this is due to the amount of greenery, open spaces and better work/life balance Yorkshire offers.
Did you know…?


Sheffield is renowned for being the UK’s greenest city with stunning picturesque countryside and the highest ratio of trees in Europe, standing at around a staggering 2 million across the city! Located in South Yorkshire, Sheffield is the 9th largest city in England, with a population of around 746,000.

City of culture
  • With famous attractions such as the world famous Crucible Theatre, the Millennium Gallery or the Winter Garden, the city is bursting with plenty to get involved in! Over 7% of Sheffield’s population has a career within the creative industry, therefore meaning there is many fun activities and events to attend throughout the week.
An affordable and safe city
  • With one of the lowest crime rates in the UK, Sheffield has been named as the safest large city in the UK. As well as this, it is one of the top 10 most affordable university cities to live in, which allows your money to go even further.
Convenient travel routes
  • As Sheffield is centrally located, it has a range of nearby towns and cities such as Manchester and Nottingham. Due to this, Sheffield offers great transport connections so you can get to some major cities for work or for fun family day trips within a couple of hours.
Did you know…?
  • Sheffield’s most popular and famous dish is a fishcake!

If you’re a RMN/mental health nurse or mental health healthcare assistant who’s looking to work in one of these wonderful regions, then don’t delay and get in touch with our team today so they can begin finding the perfect role for you in the North East of England!


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