CYP IAPT training developments

The proposals and recommendations in Future in Mind, and the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health state an increased capacity in the workforce to deliver evidence based mental health interventions to children, young people and families, and to see 70,000 more (35% of need) children and young people yearly by 2020.

In order to facilitate this, the London and South East CYP IAPT Learning Collaborative  will be rolling out two initiatives: Recruit to Train (creation of new posts in services for staff to undertake CYP IAPT training) and training and salary package for a new CYP Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner role.

Please see below for a summary of the two initiatives and links to further information.

Development 1 – Recruit to Train

  • HEE will fund the creation of new posts in services for staff to undertake a CYP IAPT training
  • HEE will need evidence that the posts are new, and have increased capacity
  • Places are available on Parent Training, Systemic Family Practice (Conduct Disorders route) and IPTA (very limited spaces), as well all new trainings (Infant Mental Health (0-5s), LD/ASD, Evidence Based Counselling, and Combined Treatments (Talking therapies and prescribing).
  • For 2 year courses (PGDips) salary support will be 0.5 WTE + on-costs + London weighting for 2 years
  • For 1 year courses (PGCerts – only EB Counselling and Combined Treatments) salary support will be 1.0 WTE + on-costs + London weighting for 1 year
  • Salary support will go directly to providers rather than via CCGs
  • Courses begin in January 2017
  • CCGs are not required to match fund but are encouraged to support and sustain these posts

Click here to go to the Recruit to Train information page


Development 2 – Children & Young Peoples equivalent of Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

**Please note that the bidding process for PWP training is still ongoing but below is an example of what these posts may look like**

  • Pilot for the creation of 12 x sub-teams in CAMHS staffed by 5 x newly recruited CYP PWP (band 4) in training + 1 x Supervisor (band 8b)
  • HEE is funding the training + 1.0 WTE salary support (at band 4) and 0.2 WTE supervision (at band 8b) for 1 year.
  • PWPs will be distinct roles, and not assistants to existing therapists.
  • Pilot year (2017) – UCL/KCL will have 60 places.  Second year (2018) there will ~200 places
  • The course is for people not currently in the workforce and is a graduate entry level role.
  • The course is a one year, Certificate-level training beginning in February 2017.
  • The course will cover three evidence based interventions:
    1. Brief parent training for behavioural problems in young children;
    2. Behavioural treatment  for anxiety and guided parent-led self-help;
    3. Behavioural activation for depression

We will be releasing more information about these roles shortly

About natashabyrne

Assistant Psychologist for the London and South East Learning Collaborative

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