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Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)

Salary: £22,584 to rising to £25,654 once qualified per annum
Full Time: 37.5 hours per week
Locations: Norfolk and Waveney

We are seeking a number of well-motivated individuals to join us as Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs) working within the Wellbeing Service. This service is part of the national IAPT programme, aimed at helping people across Norfolk and Waveney aged 16 and over, who are experiencing anxiety and depression. It is a well-established partnership between Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) and Mind. For this position all posts are employed by Norfolk and Waveney Mind.

PWPs provide high volume, low intensity psychological self-management interventions which are based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and form Step 2 of the stepped care model, as recommended in NICE guidelines. Much of the work is telephone based however some sessions are delivered via cCBT (computerized CBT), face to face and video. Facilitation of webinars is also a key part of the role. Although IAPT treatments focus on presentations of mild to moderate anxiety and depression, the role will also involve assessing individuals with more severe and enduring difficulties, and involve making appropriate referrals to other relevant services at times.

Experience of working within mental health and of managing a caseload in a previous role is highly recommended. This is a fast-paced and challenging role, as you will be working with people with high emotional demands, so you will need to be able to manage your own emotional wellbeing. Successful applicants will therefore need to already have a high level of skill in the following areas:

  • A commitment to delivering high quality client care
  • Ability to demonstrate resilience when working with clients that are experiencing varying levels of emotional distress
  • Able to adapt to change
  • A positive and solution focused attitude
  • Good administration and IT skills
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills relating to the number of client contacts offered and clinical sessions carried out each week
  • Capacity to work under pressure
  • High level of enthusiasm and self-motivation
  • Ability to work and problem solve independently
  • Access to a car, or alternative ability to travel independently
  • Ability to work at specific locations in Norfolk
  • Ability to work flexibly, including some evenings

The training (which is fully funded) consists of either the Post-Graduate or the Under-Graduate certificate (depending upon prior qualifications) in Evidence Based Low Intensity CBT at the University of East Anglia (UEA). You can find out more about the PWP training and role at In all cases, training requires weekly attendance over one year at the University of East Anglia (UEA), starting in September 2022, therefore the successful applicants will need to be available for that time. Annual leave cannot be granted during taught days unless in exceptional circumstances, so if you have holiday commitments please let us know when applying. Those taking the under-graduate training will need to complete the UEA’s online Access to IAPT module prior to commencement of the course.

If you would like to speak to someone about the role, please contact Haidee Adkins (Clinical Team Leader) on 07717 727765

Please click on the following link to apply:

Closing date: 26th June 2022

Interviews expected: 11-13th July 2022

All our staff have access to our comprehensive benefits package. Details of what we offer can be found here:

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £22,584.00 per year


  • Monday to Friday

Application deadline: 26/06/2022
Reference ID: NWM/95

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