Expressions of interest invited for new PWP roles in Children and Young Peoples mental health services
We are keen to collaborate with commissioners and local service managers who are looking to expand their provision of services to children under five.
These new roles form part of a new CYP IAPT initiative; the Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) Programme and will provide a great opportunity to develop a radically new form of low intensity help for children and young people with mild to moderate health needs around anxiety, self-harm, low mood and behaviour.
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.
Two recent announcements from NHS England have outlined new incentives and levers to assist with service transformation and drive improvement in CYP mental health services.
Are you a Manager or Clinical Lead involved in improving the quality of children and young peoples mental health services? Or are you a commissioner or service lead who needs managers and clinical leads to facilitate change in line with the Future in Mind and Local Transformation Plans?
As part of the ongoing service transformation that seeks to improve children and young people’s mental health services, Health Education England and NHS England are funding new therapy trainings for people working in child mental health services as part of the CYP IAPT programme.
We are looking to recruit two module leads to the new teaching posts in CYP IAPT: Under Fives and Autism and Learning Disabilities.
The part-time role is one of four newly created posts, and each post will be linked to one of our existing CYP IAPT therapy modalities, namely Parent training, Systemic Family Practice, Interpersonal Therapy for Adolescents (IPT-A) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
On 8th June, the collaborative hosted an open day for those interested in finding out more about the CYP IAPT training on offer. If you were unable to make it or are interested to find out more, you can see videos from the day on our YouTube channel.