Your Cover Letter
Your cover letter should not be more than one page in length. Don't get caught out when applying to multiple services: double-check that the letter you're sending refers to the correct service! Be positive and be confident: don't write “I think I am…” or “I feel that I have …”. Say "I am" or "I have". This is your opportunity to write some great things about why you want to do mental health, why you want to work for that service, and what makes you right for the role.
Provide examples of work you have done, or things you have achieved that show what a great mental health nurse you will be. Mention your future career in mental health nursing, i.e. the area(s) you want to specialise in and why.