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Primary Care Mental Health Team Leader

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
4 May 2024
We are seeking a Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapy team leader to join our developing primary care Mental Health Team in the central city of Southampton. You will be based within GP surgeries and working with service users of adult working age including older persons with mild to moderate mental health difficulties. You will work within scope of practice so if have worked within specialities these skills will be transferable.

The team leader role is largely clinical you will contribute to the triage service offering early assessment, brief interventions and signposting for people with mental health needs in their local communities. You will play an active part in the development of systems and processes which support care delivery within these teams. You will require good communication skills and be able to build positive partnerships with key stakeholders in primary and secondary care. You will work collaboratively with Solent Mind and have peer recovery workers work alongside practitioners in the surgery.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will become part of a growing primary care team who deliver care to some of the most diverse populations in Southampton. Our primary care setting is a rewarding place to work. We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative person who is committed to maximising life opportunities for our patients and their families. The work is varied and challenging, and there is a strong team approach ensuring good support for the successful applicant. You will need to have a flexible, multi-disciplinary approach, have a good understanding of risk assessment, crisis planning and the recovery model.

There will be training available for the post and part of the role will work towards delivering group interventions using the Comprehend, Cope and Connect model (CCC) within the PCNs - an opportunity for a new approach to mental health one that meets the whole person takes in their strengths and their experience (trauma informed) and works with their potential and aspirations. We can offer you a supportive work environment work and development opportunities to support you in your career progression, this may include advanced practice qualifications and training in psychologically informed interventions.

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



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist
  • Computer skills
  • Significant post qualifying experience
  • Mentorship course
  • Clinical supervision training

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


College Keep

4-12 Terminus Terrace



SO14 3DT

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