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London and South East CYP IAPT Learning Collaborative has ended

The London and South East CYP IAPT Learning Collaborative has now ended (April 2019). This website exists as an archive of the activities and information of the collaborative but is only updated for the 3 continuing workforce training programmes:

  • Recruit to Train
  • Childrens Wellbeing Practitioner Programme
  • Educational Mental Health Wellbeing Practitioner Programme

If you would like any more information on this programme please contact the team on cypiapt@annafreud.org

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Recruit to Train 2020 – Information for Applicants

We are pleased to confirm that funding has been approved for Recruit to Train posts across London and the South East for new staff to undertake training on the 2 Year Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) in CYP IAPT Therapy starting January 2020 in the following modalities:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) delivered at KCL
  • Systemic Family Practice (SFP) delivered at KCL
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents (IPT-A) delivered at UCL
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder and Learning Disabilities (ASD/LD) delivered at UCL
  • Infant Mental Health (0-5s) delivered at UCL

Alongside completing the postgraduate training, the staff recruited into these posts will:

  • Increase capacity in services by increasing the workforce
  • Further embed evidence-based practice
  • Have a role as change agents to accelerate transformation in services through use of feedback and outcomes tools and collaborative practice and participation with children, young people and families.

Prospective students will need to make a dual application in order to be considered for these training posts. This means you will have to apply for both a place on the course with either UCL or KCL (depending on the chosen modality) and for one of the corresponding jobs with one of the Trusts/organisations who will be advertising for these training posts. The job and the course go hand-in-hand, and the process of applying for a job and a place on the course happen concurrently. In order to secure a place on the course, prospective students will need to successfully obtain one of these jobs.

To clarify, in order to be successful in recruitment, the respective module leader would need to approve you as suitable for the course based on your application submitted to the University and the service would also have to select you for the corresponding job via their (separate) application process.

If successful, for the duration of the 2 years (from January 2020 onward) you will be working in a Mental Health service for 2.5 days per week while also attending University (at KCL or UCL) completing the PG Dip in CYP IAPT Therapy. 

The university application portals at UCL and KCL are now open and you may begin submitting your application for the PG Dip in CYP IAPT Therapy. Please note that the portals will be open until the first week of December 2019 and you will need to have submitted your application by then AND have applied for the job in order to be considered.

We will be updating this page regularly with the names of services advertising for these training posts as and when their adverts become available.

You will need to make a dual application as follows:

1 Apply for the Recruit to Train role with the Recruiter (application links will be made available once they go live – you will find this link in the column Job Advert LINK as and when these become available). Please check this page regularly AND look up for job adverts on the NHS website or Google the following key words: CYP IAPT, Recruit to Train as sometimes there is a delay in getting the links from recruiting services.

2 Apply for the 2 year Postgraduate Diploma in CYP IAPT with the university delivering the modality you are interested in.  

PLEASE NOTE that the roles advertised by each recruiter are likely to differ in terms of hours/salary

Apply for Job

Modality University Application Link Recruiter Job Advert LINK
PG Diploma in CYP IAPT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) KCL Application Link HERE Bromley CAMHS Apply for Job
Addaction Apply for Job
Metanoia Institute Apply for Job
Centre 33 Apply for Job
City & Hackney CAMHS Apply for Job
Hounslow CAMHS Apply for Job
Croydon CAMHS Apply for Job
PG Diploma in CYP IAPT Systemic Family Practice for Conduct Disorders and Depression (SFP) KCL Application Link HERE Metanoia Institute Apply for Job
City & Hackney CAMHS Apply for Job
Coram Apply for Job
Sussex Partnership Hastings CAMHS Apply for Job
PG Diploma in CYP IAPT Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents (IPT-A) UCL Application Link HERE Centre 33 Apply for Job
Southwark CAMHS Apply for Job
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PG Diploma in CYP IAPT Autism Spectrum Disorders and Learning Disabilities  (ASD /LD) UCL Application Link HERE
Bromley CAMHS
Apply for Job
Croydon CAMHS Apply for Job
Southwark CAMHS Apply for Job
Homerton CAMHS Apply for Job
PG Diploma in CYP IAPT Infant Mental Health (0-5s) UCL Application Link HERE Croydon Drop In Apply for Job
Whittington Health NHS Trust Apply for Job
NSFT Norwich Apply for Job

If you have any questions you may contact Irina.nedelcu@annafreud.org for further information.

 

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Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner Programme – Now Accepting Expressions of Interest

We are now open to receiving Expressions of Interest from services looking to create new CWP posts within their service.

CWPs offer brief, focused evidence-based interventions in the form of low intensity support and guided self-help to young people who demonstrate mild/moderate:
• Anxiety (primary and secondary school age)
• Low mood (adolescents)
• Common behavioural difficulties (working with parents for under 8s)

Providers (NHS, Local Authority, Voluntary Sector) and CCGs can apply in partnership for a funding package to create up to 4 CWP training posts at band 4, which in previous cohorts has included:

  • 1 year certificate level CWP training course at University College London or Kings College London for trainee CWPs
  • Salary support at the equivalent of NHS mid-point band 4 for each trainee CWP (in addition to on costs and high-cost living area weighting where applicable)
  • Placement support funding for each service to recruit a CWP Supervisor/Service Development lead to provide intense supervision and support for 1 day a week per CWP within their service
  • A training course for new CWP supervisors

PLEASE NOTE: We are currently awaiting news from Health Education England (HEE) about funding for the October 2019 cohort and so we will confirm the final offer as soon as possible.


You can find out more information about accessing Childrens Wellbeing Practitioner funding and download an Expression of Interest form here: cypiapt.com/cwp-services/

Deadline for submissions is 17th May 2019

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Educational Mental Health Practitioner 2019

PG Diploma Educational Mental Health Practitioner

The EMHP applications for the September 2019 intake are now closed. For the January 2020 intake, EMHP job advert are expected to go live on NHSJobs.

This programme is a shared initiative between the Department of Education and Department of Health and supports the government’s priority to increase access of mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people. The new Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) role is an exciting opportunity to deliver evidence-based early interventions for children and young people in educational settings in England such as schools and colleges.

This is a full time employment training programme. On completion of this year long programme, trainees will qualify as an Educational Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP). This is a new role where EMHPs will play a key role in promoting emotional well-being in educational settings.  They will work as part of the new Mental Health Support Teams as outlined in Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision: a Green Paper.

The EMHP programme trains well-being practitioners to offer low intensity evidence-based interventions for mild to moderate mental health difficulties in educational settings.  This includes group interventions and psychoeducation workshops.

How do I apply?

The EMHP applications for the September 2019 intake are now closed.

For the January 2020 intake, EMHP job adverts are expected to go live on NHSJobs via the different CYP services (NHS, Local Authority or Third Sector). 

All trainees will undertake this programme alongside employment in a Mental Health Support Team trailblazer site. N.B. Any students applying for this programme need to also secure a relevant EMHP post with a Mental Health Support Team Trailblazer site that is linked to either UCL or KCL.

Candidates interested in the EMHP programme are advised to regularly monitor the London and South East CYP-IAPT Learning Collaborative web page and NHS jobs (https://www.jobs.nhs.uk) for further information.

For further details, please read UCL’s EMHP Recruitment Pack

Candidates interested in the programme are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places.

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On successful completion of training, EMHPs will develop the necessary knowledge and skills to offer low intensity evidence-based interventions for mild to moderate mental health difficulties in educational settings. Following completion of the programme, the expectation is that EMHPs will work in the new Mental Health Support Teams who will provide emotional wellbeing support directly to schools.

Who can apply?

Applicants are required to show evidence of ability to study successfully at postgraduate level and evidence of prior experience working with children and young people is preferred.

Although not essential, it would also be preferable if applicants could demonstrate a broad understanding of mental health and emotional wellbeing issues combined with an ability to form a good helping relationship with children and young people facing such problems.

Further Information

For further information about the programme, including content, structure and fees or to make an application, please visit the UCL website.

 

 

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Practice Tutor – CYP IAPT Autism Spectrum Disorder & Learning Difficulties & Core Skills

Hours: 7 hours (2 sessions) per week

Salary: £38,000 to £55,000 per annum FTE depending on experience, plus 6% contributory pension scheme

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families supports distressed children and their families through innovative therapeutic practice and research, training and promoting awareness of mental health issues.

The Practice Tutor would be responsible for leading practice tutor groups in the ASD/LD module, for marking assignments for this module and supporting on-going development of the ASD/LD module of the CYP-IAPT Therapist Diploma Course.

The post-holder will be based at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, 12 Maresfield Gardens, London NW3 5SU and 1st Floor, Jordan House, 47 Brunswick Place, London N1 6EB. In Spring 2019, the Centre will move to 4-8 Rodney Street, London N1 9JH.

The Centre values diversity and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Please email recruitment@annafreud.org or phone 020 7794 2313 if you require assistance or experience difficulties in applying.

 

Contract duration

24 months in the first instance. A secondment to this post would be considered.

 

Closing date for applications

Midnight, Monday 12 November 2018

 

Notification of interview

Shortlisted applicants will be notified no later than Wednesday 14 November 2018

Please note: due to volume of applications expected, we will be unable to notify unsuccessful candidates.

 

Interviews

Interviews will be held on Monday 19 November 2018

 

How to apply

For more information about this role and to apply, please go to annafreud.org/vacancies/.

We are unable to accept CVs.

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Vacancy: CYP-CWP Clinical Practice Tutor

Hours: 364 hours across the contract duration, to include 24 days teaching (on Fridays in term time).

Salary: £38,000 to £49,000 per annum FTE depending on experience, plus 6% contributory pension scheme

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families supports distressed children and their families through innovative therapeutic practice, research, training, and promoting mental health awareness.

The Child Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) role is part of the Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP-IAPT) programme. The CWP postgraduate certificate course trains practitioners in the delivery of low-intensity interventions (e.g. guided self-help) for children and adolescents. It is a key part of the Future in Mind proposals to increase the workforce set out by the government in 2015. The students are recruited by partnerships (e.g. NHS, local authorities, & third sector organisations) within the CYP-IAPT Collaborative and are employees of these partnerships. The students graduate with a University College London (UCL) qualification on successful completion of the course.

The Clinical Practice Tutor role involves delivering lectures and facilitating practice tutor groups of approximately 10 students. All teaching takes place on Fridays at the Centre. On non-teaching days, practice tutors mark papers, support students, and develop teaching resources. The content of the course is guided by a national curriculum group chaired by the National Advisor for CYP IAPT and Child Mental Health. The three common presentations that students are trained to work with include anxiety, low mood, and behaviour problems. We strongly encourage applicants who have an excellent understanding of CBT principles and behavioural parent training. Experience delivering guided self-help or low-intensity CBT within the context of child and adolescent work is also desirable.

We are looking to appoint a Clinical Practice Tutor starting from 18th January 2019. The post holder will be based at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, 12 Maresfield Gardens, London NW3 5SU. Teaching will move to our new King’s Cross campus at 4-8 Rodney Street, London N1 9JH, in May 2019.

The Centre values diversity and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Please email recruitment@annafreud.org or phone 020 7794 2313 if you require assistance or experience difficulties in applying.

 

Contract duration

12 months in first instance

 

Closing date for applications

Midnight, Tuesday 6 November 2018

 

Notification of interview

Shortlisted applicants will be notified no later than Tuesday 13 November 2018

Please note: due to volume of applications expected, we will be unable to notify unsuccessful candidates

 

Interviews

Interviews will be held Tuesday 20 November 2018

 

How to apply

For more information about this role and to apply, please go to annafreud.org/vacancies/.

We are unable to accept CVs

 

Additional Documents

Job Description

Person Specification

 

 

 

 

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On My Mind – New Youth Website

Our new youth website On My Mind is available to access online. Please share with whoever you feel would be interested.

On My Mind has been launched to help young people have more engagement in mental health support and to give them a greater say in the treatment they receive and the outcomes they desire. We have published a news story on our website, which you can read for more information.

We have co-produced On My Mind with young people, including our Young Champions, and it has been clinically approved by the Centre. The website is primarily for young people aged 11-25, but it is also a resource for GPs, schools or parents who can signpost young people to the website.

The new website has nine digital resources, seven of which have gone live today with the other two following in November. The resources include:

  • Youth Wellbeing Directory: a directory of free mental health services and support across the UK for children and young people up to age 25.
  • Jargon Buster: a list of mental health words, terms or phrases and what they mean: written by young people in association with the Centre’s clinical team.
  • Receiving Support: videos and Q&As to help young people know what to expect from working with a service and make meaningful choices about their treatment options.
  • Understanding Referrals: videos and Q&As breaking down the referral process for young people.
  • Helping Someone Else: tips and advice from young people about how to help a friend or family member including how to look after your own wellbeing in that situation.
  • Know Your Rights: a section detailing young people’s rights when seeking support, written by other young people.
  • Understanding Treatment: a digital tool for those with a diagnosis to identify what treatments are available to them and what the evidence says about each treatment.
  • Self-care: a list of 85 self-care activities young people have said help them manage their own mental health and wellbeing.
  • Get Involved: details of any research young people can get involved in including profiles of our Young Champions and the projects they’re involved in.

As part of the self-care section we will be using a survey, Help us help others, to find out what young people aged 11-25 do to help themselves. Parents and carers can take part too by telling us which approaches their child has tried and what they recommend to others. Please share the survey with whoever you feel would be interested.

We would like to encourage staff to support the website and share social media posts using the hashtag #OnMyMind. We would especially like staff to support #SelfcareSunday. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn for updates: @AFNCCF.

 

 

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The CYP IAPT Team presents at the Health and Care Innovation Expo 2018

The annual Health and Care Innovation Expo is an NHS showcase of innovative practice in the health sector. This year’s event, celebrating 70 years of the NHS, took place in Manchester Central, an exhibition centre in the heart of the city.

 

The CYP IAPT team attended the Expo to present work created with partners in the London & South East Learning Collaborative that has driven improvement and innovation in children and young people’s mental health provision.

First up was a mini hackathon lead by Alex Goforth and Max Gerber of InFact, a (very!) condensed version of the collaborative hackathon events that bring together young people, staff and developers to create new digital tools to benefit children and young people’s mental health. The attendees were kept busy, using various design-thinking exercises such as creating a dialogue with an imaginary chatbot and funky eights (a process through which the design of the tool is sketched), to refine their ideas to design a helpful digital product.

The group came away from the session with a better idea about how to go about turning their ideas into digital reality and were further inspired by trying out the apps developed at previous hackathons in the digital space next door, e.g. www.breathwithme.co.uk, www.stimmythings.com, and www.growgoals.co.

The next presentation from CYP IAPT was a showcase of the CYP IAPT Beacon sites, services recognised for their progress in implementing the CYP IAPT principles.

Attendees heard about the achievements of these services, which included amongst others:

  • The Brandon Centre: fantastic self-referral rates making this service truly accessible to young people in need
  • Greenwich CAMHS: young people and families being integral to service design, staff recruitment and appraisal and development of the CAMHS service
  • Croydon Drop In: developed relationships with local services making joined up, multi-agency working more effective resulting in holistic care for young people
  • Tower Hamlets Partnership: increased partnership working including joint delivery of interventions, resource sharing, staff seconded to partnership agencies and supervision across the partnership
  • Bromley Y: routine outcome measurement fully embedded in clinical work

Sharing the achievements of the CYP IAPT Beacon sites gave attendees a flavour of some of the creative and innovative ways in which the CYP IAPT programme has led to improved services for children, young people and their families, and was a valuable opportunity for sharing learning across a broad geographical spread.

Colleagues from CYP MeFirst also presented several times at the event, and the Debating Mental Health Project, initiated from the CYP IAPT Learning Collaborative platform, led a group of young people and professionals through a series of exercises to inspire their critical and lateral thinking.  Both Simon Stevens, NHS CEO, and Matt Hancock, Minister for Health and Social Care, whose speech can be read here, were a (nother) couple of the big draws for a 2 day event.

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Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) Programme

This page has moved – please go to: https://cypiapt.com/cwp-candidates/

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Community Conversations

Beth Ingram, a former AFNCCF Young Champion has recently launched a YouTube channel ‘Community Conversations’ which offers a space to share good practice, learning and insight and offers dialogue around topics such as young people, mental health, lived experience, shared decision-making and community values.

Click here to see her latest video discussing the meaning and value of outcome measures and wider issues around research evidence in youth mental health with CORC Director Miranda Wolpert.