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CYP Primary Care MH Practitioner

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
  • To work as part of the primary care team in a specified Primary Care Network as an experienced, autonomous practitioner carrying out assessments, care planning and interventions for patients with mental health needs. The role will also involve the provision of advice, education and support to patients and their carers or family members. You will also act as the interface between partner agencies to ensure effective transition to primary care and referral into secondary care settings.
  • You will also be actively involved in the interventions provided by the primary care team and provide expert advice and support to enable them to provide an effective service for patients with mental health needs.

Main duties of the job

  • We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated individual who will work as part of the Health Inequalities team at Carnforth Milthorpe PCN and will receive referrals through current referral processes within the general practice.
  • The postholder will provide information, advice and signposting, one to one support sessions, wellbeing-focused activities which could include art & craft, mindfulness, relaxation, crisis / wellbeing drop-in sessions, peer support, social groups and other group work on a range of topics as appropriate.
  • The postholder will work with children, young people and their families to promote healthy coping strategies through a range of therapeutic interventions including CBT informed approaches, DBT skills and family support.
  • The postholder will develop a care plan which will include a collaborative goal based wellbeing plan and robust safety planning to reduce the risk of self-harm or suicide where appropriate.
  • The postholder will promote a range of wellbeing topics and mindfulness whilst signposting young people and families to useful resources, including online, telephone and app support and onward referral to other agencies where required.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • oRegistered Mental Health Professional with current registration with the relevant body (eg NMC, HCPC, Social Work England)
  • oEvidence of continuing personal learning and development
  • oEvidence of post-registration continued professional development (e.g. knowledge and expertise acquired through either in-depth experience or theoretical study of a broad range of techniques/processes relating to the knowledge area)



  • oIn-depth understanding of risk assessment and risk management
  • oExperience of managing mental health caseloads.
  • oExperience of delivering evidence-based mental health interventions
  • oExcellent understanding and application of the therapeutic relationship and boundaries2



  • Previous years post-registration community-based experience including completion of relevant preceptorship and post preceptorship experience (where from a nursing background)
  • oWorking in various statutory settings with knowledge of primary care.
  • oDemonstration of high quality patient care and documentation including experience of assessing, planning and implementing and reviewing care needs
  • oDelivery of various evidence-based therapeutic approaches in the care and treatment of patients



  • oAble to effectively communicate with colleagues and a range of external agencies.
  • oAble to use a wide range approaches to communicating and managing patient care.
  • oUp to date with current mental health initiatives

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


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