Primary Care Mental Health Training and Education Lead

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
5 Oct 2023

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Experience in Mental Health and looking for something a bit different? Are you passionate about training, mentoring and developing staff? Are you confident, proactive and able to work alone and in groups?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new role as a Trainer and Educator Lead in the East Hampshire Primary Mental Health Care Team. You will provide support to the Primary Care Mental Health Practitioners (MHP's) working in the local Primary Care Networks (PCN's) and also provide support and education for those working within the PCN's from G.P's to Social Prescribers to reception staff.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and need to be flexible, self-driven and adaptable. You will have attention to detail, an ability to identify training and education needs and work to both plan or delivery training.

If that is you, then we would love to talk to you!!

Southern Health NHS Trust's Portsmouth and South East Division along with the nine PCN's located within the area are in a position to offer this exciting opportunity for an innovative, flexible, professional who wishes to be part of the building blocks for the transformation of frontline mental health services.

Main duties of the job

Across Hampshire and Isle of Wight (HIOW) we have launched our plan to transform experiences in adult mental health in a programme called 'No Wrong Door'. This is a new and innovative service led by the local NHS, councils, Public Health, GPs, voluntary and community partners and people with lived experience of mental illness.

Through our research adults with a serious mental illness have told us first contact is the most important point in successfully starting their recovery. When people with a serious mental illness are at their most anxious, they face too many choices with little support.

To tackle this, we are going to:

1.Ensure that at the start of a person's recovery, wherever and however a person accesses care they are met with compassion, understanding, and supported with both their physical and mental wellbeing.

2.Build teams around communities that are close to people's homes, by working with our partners including the voluntary sector, making sure people's recovery is close to their personal support networks.

3.Provide people who are working across these physical and mental health services with the right support and training, making sure we have creative career options across the area.

Southern Health NHS Trust will be working with Primary Care Networks, known as PCNs, to develop teams of health and care professionals including wellbeing practitioners, nurses, experts in psychology and psychiatry, social workers, and education and employment support workers.

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



  • Appropriate relevant professional qualification. e.g. Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, with appropriate registration
  • Masters or Additional post-graduate qualification related to mental health care or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of other development and/or training which indicates a commitment to continuous development and preparation for practice at a senior level.

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


The Parkway Centre - Havant

51 Leigh Road




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