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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
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 for further information.


LBGTQ Resources

Stonewall School Report 2017 – LGBT bullying

Stonewall has produced the Stonewall School Report 2017. The study shows that while progress has been made over the last decade, many LGBT young people continue to face significant challenges in Britain’s schools.

Please see below for the report’s foreword written by Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive. Or click here for the full report.

Ten years ago, Stonewall launched the first School Report, a ground-breaking study into the experiences of 1,100 lesbian, gay and bi pupils in Britain’s schools. Published four years after the repeal of Section 28, it revealed a startling picture: two in three lesbian, gay and bi pupils had been bullied at school because of their sexual orientation, and just one in four schools said this bullying was wrong.

In response, over the past decade Stonewall has worked with governments, schools and local authorities across Britain to help them combat this bullying and create inclusive schools. In 2015 Stonewall extended its remit to campaign for trans equality, and I am delighted that this report includes the specific experiences of trans pupils.

School Report 2017, a study of over 3,700 lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) pupils across Britain, demonstrates the continued impact of this work. Since the 2007 School Report, the number of lesbian, gay and bi pupils bullied because of their sexual orientation has fallen by almost a third. The number of schools who say this bullying is wrong has nearly trebled, and homophobic remarks are far less likely to be heard. Thanks to the dedication of teachers, schools and governments across Britain, more LGBT young people than ever are able to be themselves at school.

But while there is much to celebrate, this study shows how much there is left to do. Nearly half of LGBT young people are still bullied for being LGBT at school, and only one in five have learnt about safe sex in relation to same-sex relationships at school. LGBT young people continue to experience unacceptably high levels of poor mental health. Online, nearly all LGBT pupils are exposed to offensive content about LGBT people, and just one in three think that online companies will do something about it if reported.

For trans pupils in particular, the findings are alarming: nearly two in three trans pupils are bullied for being LGBT at school, one in ten have received death threats, and more than two in five have tried to take their own lives. While a growing number of schools are supporting their trans pupils, too many are not equipped to do so. It is vital that this is remedied as a matter of urgency.

At the same time, LGBT young people who are disabled, or who receive free school meals, are at heightened risk of being bullied and experiencing poor mental health. LGBT young people who are black, Asian and minority ethnic are particularly unlikely to have someone at home they can talk to about being LGBT, while bi and trans young people suffer from a persistent lack of role models at school. It is clear that much remains to be done until every young person in Britain can grow up free to reach their full potential.

But while the challenges that remain are significant, there is cause for optimism. Thanks to government and cross-party support, compulsory relationships and sex education (RSE) is set to become a reality in England’s schools. This is a vital step towards ensuring that all young people are equipped to make informed decisions about their lives and relationships. It is crucial that updated RSE guidance explicitly includes LGBT young people, and is supported by high-quality resources and training for teachers.

As we look ahead, we must keep sight of our shared mission: to create a world where every young person can grow up happy, healthy and supported to reach their full potential. While much has changed over the past decade, it is clear we cannot be complacent in the fight for equality. So let’s reflect on what’s been achieved, establish what needs to be done, and work together to create a world where every young person can be themselves.



Accessibility News & Events Resources

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: A guide for Clinicians working in Children and Young People’s mental health and emotional wellbeing settings

We are excited to launch a free new resource that provides information, considerations and practical suggestions for clinicians working in Children and Young People’s mental health and emotional wellbeing settings.  This guide was jointly developed with Hertfordshire Partnership (HPFT), who are leading the way with equality and diversity work in their partnership.

You can access the guide here:  Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: A guide for Clinicians working in Children and Young People’s mental health and emotional wellbeing settings

All services should be accessible and acceptable to all young people that need them. This is why improving accessibility of services is one of the core principles of the CYP IAPT programme. This principle extends beyond opening hours and the provision of self referral and includes working to identify and remove barriers that may prevent children and young people accessing and engaging with services equally.


So and SI guide sample page 3Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity are not topics that clinicians may consider in their work, but both may be a contributory factor in a young person’s mental health and wellbeing.  LGBT+ young people have said that they would like to approach mental health services for support but many of those that did found mental health services ‘unhelpful’ due to limited knowledge and understanding of LGBT+ issues or focus on symptoms rather than cause of distress.

So and SI guide sample page



“Clinicians are well placed to help young people, but often may be missing a vital part of the picture. This guide was developed to help clinicians enable young people to talk more openly about these topics, through creating friendly and inclusive environments, use of monitoring forms and having sensitive conversations.”



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This first version of the guide covers three main topic areas:

  • Inclusive environments
  • Use of monitoring forms
  • Having sensitive conversations

It was developed through consultation with various groups and individuals, and tailors information from various exsiting guidance documents to mental health and emotional wellbeing settings.


We will be updating future versions of the guide according to feedback. If you would like to let us know your thoughts, please get in touch


News & Events Resources

Children and Young Peoples Crisis Toolkit

A toolkit for practitioners, service providers and commissioners which contains resources, information and guidance for transforming crisis care for CYP.

Click here to access: East of England CYP Crisis Toolkit

“The East of England Clinical Network is pleased to present the Mental Health Crisis Care Toolkit for those developing and providing Urgent and Emergency care and support for Children and Young People experiencing a mental health crisis in the East of England region. The aim of this toolkit is to offer a range of resources, information and guidance that can be used in transforming local crisis services for children and young people across the East of England region.

This toolkit … is intended to be an electronic resource. It contains a summary of more in-depth reports undertaken in the region with key stakeholders, which can be accessed via hyperlinks in the document, as well as a selection of tools and resources. Should you wish to obtain Word versions of the appendices, please email for a copy.

We hope that the toolkit provides a useful resource in the development and transformation of services for children and young people in the region and offers a guide to help ensure vulnerable children and young people receive the best care at the right time.”

East of England Clinical Network


Harnessing the power of Health IT

The National Advisory Group has published a report on  the current status of health information technology in England.


A Step-by-Step Guide to Implementing CYP IAPT

What service transformation with the London and South East CYP IAPT learning collaborative looks like

The Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (CYP IAPT) is a service transformation programme that aims to improve existing Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). But what does it actually look like to transform your service?

We have brought together various tasks, markers, supports and resources that may be  useful to consider throughout different ‘stages’ in the transformation process (described by Fixsen et al, 2005).


We know that progression with new ways of working is not often neat and linear like this, but this document can be a guide to what transformation might look like, and what support is available from the collaborative along the way to keep on track.

Click here to read: A Step-by-Step Guide to Implementing CYP IAPT

News & Events Resources

A whole school framework for emotional well being and mental health

The National Childrens Bureau (NCB) have published a self-assessment and improvement tool for school leaders in order to share evidence from research and practice to improve student wellbeing.

Participation Resources

What I’ve learnt from my time as a Participation Worker…top tips by Sophie Allan

Young people and families are your greatest asset

Awareness Resources

Updated CYP IAPT Presentation

Please see below for the latest CYP IAPT overview presentation, updated by Duncan Law, Clinical Lead for the London & South East CYP IAPT Learning Collaborative.

Accountability Implementation groups Resources

Routine Outcome Measures (ROM’s) and feedback tools with Children and Young People with Learning Disabilities (LD), their families and networks


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Guidance on the use of Routine Outcome Measures and feedback tools for children and young people with Learning Disabilities (LD) has been produced with input from attendees at 2 events organized by London & SE CYP IAPT Learning Collaborative, CORC and CYP IAPT Outcomes and Evaluation Group (OEG).