Psychological wellbeing practitioner

Psychological wellbeing practitioner

“Psychological wellbeing practitioners offer assessments for mild to severe common mental health problems”

Psychological wellbeing practitioners work within the NHS England Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) initiative, which is a world leading programme in psychological healthcare. This is an exciting role where practitioners make a difference to people’s lives. A psychological wellbeing practitioner interacts with adult patients in primary care, across a number of different services and variety of environments. Psychological wellbeing practitioners offer assessments for mild to severe common mental health problems, undertaking assessment of risk and making of safeguarding referrals. In this role, you’ll offer evidence-based interventions to patients with mild to moderate anxiety and depression, as well as other common mental health problems. You’ll operate within a stepped care service delivery model, which offers the least intrusive effective psychological treatment in the first instance. Patients can then be ‘stepped up’ to a more intensive treatment if required. The treatment aids clinical improvement and social inclusion, such as a return to work, meaningful activity or physical wellbeing and is delivered through a variety of methods.

Duration: 12 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements: GCSEs in maths and English, or functional skills level 2 in maths and English. Previous experience of working in mental health

Achievement upon completion: Level 6 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree

Potential salary upon completion: £23,000 per annum

Find out more: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk