I want to work in ... Health Promotion and Wellbeing

This list of links and resources has been carefully compiled by our Careers Consultants and Careers Information Team to provide you with the key knowledge you need if you are considering a career in this line of work.   All the links are reviewed regularly to ensure the source is reliable and the information is accurate and relevant.

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Sector overview

Overview of the healthcare sector


Typical job profiles


Art therapist

Dance movement psychotherapist


Health play specialist

Health improvement practitioner



Horticultural therapist

Music therapist

Nutritional therapist

Occupational therapist

NHS Scotland

NHS Scotland Careers Art therapist

NHS Scotland Careers Dramatherapist

NHS Scotland Careers Music therapist

NHS Scotland Careers Occupational Therapist


NHS Health Careers Art therapist/art psychotherapist

NHS Health Careers Dramatherapist

NHS Health Careers Music therapist

NHS Health Careers Creative therapy support roles

NHS Health Careers Working in public health


Useful online resources

British Acupuncture Accreditation Board Acupuncture as a career

Society of Homeopaths Become a homeopath 

Nutritional Therapy Education Commission Accredited courses

BANT Train in nutritional therapy 

Scottish School of Herbal Medicine Courses

Thrive - charity using gardening therapy


Find a course

QMU courses Occupational Therapy and Arts Therapies

NHS Health Careers course finder 



Professional bodies

Acupuncture Society

Aromatherapy Council

Association of Dance Movement Therapy

Association of Reflexologists (AOR)

British Acupuncture Council (BAcC)

British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT)

British Association of Dramatherapists (BADTH)

British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT)

British Association of Music Therapists (BAMT)

British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT)

British Homeopathic Society (BHS)

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

Institute of Health Promotion and Education (IHPE)

National Association of Health Play Specialists (NAHPS)

National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH)

Shiatsu Society (UK)

Society of Homeopaths


To find out more about what it's like to work in this career, use the LinkedIn alumni tool to make contact with Strathclyde alumni working in this area.