Fully funded trainee mental health/wellbeing practitioner places available

GMCVO are looking for organisations who provide mental health support and have staff or want to recruit staff to become trainees in delivering Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) interventions within the VCSE sector.

If your organisation works with people who are experiencing mental health issues and you have staff or would you like to recruit staff to be trained as a High Intensity Therapist or Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, then you may be able to apply to obtain funding for the trainee place and their salary whilst training.

High Intensity Therapist Trainee (HIT)

Trainees will work in the service for 3 days of the week using the newly developed skills whilst attending the training programme delivered by Chester University Via MS Teams for the other two days.

This intensive training post will equip the post holder to provide a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) service to clients with a range of complex problems for which CBT is demonstrated to be clinically effective. 

The intake for HIT trainees is January 2022.

GMCVO will provide funding for the trainee salary which comes from Health Education England and Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership. The course payment is covered by the training provider.  

GMCVO will provide support to the organisation in completing the relevant document and support throughout the trainees course.

For further information, discuss the criteria further and for support with completing the relevant forms required please get in touch with Helen Butler (helen.butler@gmcvo.org.uk)

Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP)

The next intake for PWP trainees is March 2022.

If you are interested in obtaining further information to see if your organisation meets the criteria could place a member of existing staff/ recruit for a trainee, please email Helen Butler (helen.butler@gmcvo.org.uk)

We expect there to be a high interest in these trainee roles and a selection panel may be set up to recommend individuals for the training. 

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