Mental Health Practitioner
West London NHS Trust
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As one of the 12 'early implementer' sites for integrated community mental health services, we are expanding our community mental health offer. Our new services are centred around the Primary Care Networks and aspiring to comprehensive engagement with Integrated Care Systems using a whole person, whole population health approach.
The model utilizes all the community resources available including health, social care, Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organizations and local communities and consider resources to support wellbeing outside of mentalhealth services alone.
These new teams enable and support people to access mental health services wherever and whenever they need it and support individuals to manage their mental health supported in their local community. We are therefore looking for skilled and enthusiastic individuals.
There really has never been a more exciting time to join West London NHS Trust!
Main duties of the job
Across the Boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, our Mental Health Integrated Network Teams (MINT) deliver intervention based community mental health care to support adults and older adults with mental health problems, where care is provided locally and around the PCNs in each borough.
This service offers a greater access to psychological therapies, improved physical health care for all populations with particular focus on improving equality and access to services formarginalised groups, employment support, personalised care and direct supportive links into the community to enable wellness.
While the core model has been developed, further work is needed in relation to specific aspects such as offer for 18-25 age group, adults with complex emotional needs and adults with eating disorders and work to enhance equalities in terms of access & outcomes.
Through this work, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an innovative role of Mental Health Practitioner within each borough.
West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.
Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.
We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.
We'rerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.
We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.
As a Mental Health Practitioner, you will be employed by WestLondon NHS Trust, and will be key in the development of pathways of care in the local communitymental health team (MINT).
This role would also provide an opportunity to be mentored or to mentor, career progression and continued education.We are seeking applications from Registered Mental Health Nurses, Social workers or Occupational Therapists, who have experience of working in community services.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Prior experience of working across a range of community mental health settings and with a range of mental health diagnoses/need;
- Knowledge of and experience in delivering a range of brief interventions to patients with mental health needs;
- Good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to use these to strengthen local relationships with the local MINT Teams
Qualifications & Training
Certificate of Sponsorship
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