Perinatal Community Mental Health Practitioner

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
29 Sep 2023
We currently have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual with relevant experience in Mental Health to join the Southern Health Perinatal Service.

The Perinatal Community Team provides a specialist community service for the assessment and treatment of women with severe mental health problems in pregnancy and up to 2 years postnatal.

We have the expertise to be able to predict and prevent postnatal illness for pregnant women who have a past history of significant mental illness. The team also provides advice and information for women with a less severe mental illness in the perinatal period to primary care providers.

Main duties of the job

We offer a good induction package with specialist training and robust supervision. We work to extremely high standards in our patient care and are always striving to improve our service through our regular quality improvement sessions and away days. We are an accredited service under the Royal College of Psychiatrists perinatal quality network.

We are looking for a motivated Mental Health Practitioner with an interest in the field of Perinatal Mental Health to join our wonderful team. This post will work alongside and in collaboration with other disciplines in the service primarily offering intervention and treatment.

The team base is at Fareham Community Hospital, however, we do follow both flexible and agile working. The Perinatal Mental Health Service as a whole covers the whole of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, including the unitary authorities of Southampton and Portsmouth, as well as North East Hants and Farnham. This post will be to cover areas within Hampshire.

Car Driver is essential.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • *Minimum requirement of two years post basic training,
  • *Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) qualification/ Diploma or degree in Occupational Therapy/ Certificate of qualification in Social Work/ or Diploma or Degree in Social Work. E.g., Dip SW, Ba Social work.
  • *Previous experience in a relevant Adult Mental Health

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Melbury Lodge

Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Romsey Road



SO22 5DG

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