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Mental Health Practitioner - Rural West

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
5 May 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Rural West Primary Care Network (PCN) and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust are excited to be jointly recruiting a Mental Health Practitioner work in our PCN's Mental Health Team. We welcome applications from any registered professional background where you have an interest in working within mental health services and have current UK registration.

Rural West PCN comprises of 2 practices in rural north Hampshire, providing high quality and personalised care for patients, Tadley Medical Partnership and Watership Down Health Oakley. Primary Care offers an excellent work life balance with Monday to Friday working patterns and no weekend or bank holiday work.

Main duties of the job

To work with Primary Care Network to support and help deliver the transformation work around No Wrong Door

To support the planning and coordination of service users' care in primary care including those on the SMI list liaising with teams and agencies as required. To work on signposting to appropriate agencies for ongoing support.

To discuss primary care referrals that require referral to secondary mental health care prior to making a referral

To be able to deliver therapeutic interventions to service users whose immediate needs may need help in a primary care setting.

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

With a workforce of more than 7000 and a footprint that spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, we're wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities, whilst placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

We are currently working closely with other NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services. Our new organisation, to be known as Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS Foundation Trust, is set to launch in July 2024.

The transformation will happen in staggered stages Hampshire CAMHS, part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust joined Southern Health in February 2024, with Isle of Wight NHS Trust mental health and community services transitioning in early May 2024. The final combination of Southern Health and Solent Trusts is anticipated to occur in July 2024, when the new organisation will be formed.

Our new Trust will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, making healthcare across the county more accessible, as well as offering staff more opportunities for career development, training and partnership working.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

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



  • Qualified as a registered mental health professional with current UK registration
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Ability to fulfil travel requirements of the post

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Overton Surgery

Station Road, Overton



RG25 3DU

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