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Perinatal Mental Health Practitioner

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Full time hours £35,392 - £42,618. Part time hours are pro-rata
Closing date
31 May 2024
We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual with relevant experience in Mental Health to join our Community Perinatal Mental Health Service in Southern Health for a 12 month secondment.

The Hampshire, Frimley and Isle of Wight Perinatal Mental Health Service is a well established and pioneering specialist service consisting of an expert multidisciplinary community team and a mother and baby inpatient unit. The service is also an early implementer site for Maternity Mental Health Services, broadening the remit and profile of specialist interventions available for women/birthing people/birthing people and ensuring an enhanced care pathway. 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 are looking for an experienced Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker with an interest in the field of Perinatal Mental Health to join us for a 12 month secondment.

Main duties of the job

The role of the Perinatal community mental health nurse/practitioner will be to undertake comprehensive assessments, manage a complex caseload of service users, provide practical advice and support including risk management, psychological interventions and overseeing any safeguarding issues. Care coordination and care planning within the Multidisciplinary Team is a crucial part of this job to ensure patient led, collaborative, high quality care is being delivered. The successful candidate will be working closely with their locality colleagues as well as the wider perinatal team including parent-infant practitioners, psychology and medical staff to ensure our service users are given the best care and experience, as well as working with outside organisations to ensure robust joint working where needed.

The available role is within our South West Hampshire locality team who are based at Tatchbury Mount in Calmore. Our hub team is currently based at Melbury Lodge in Winchester.

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



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Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Tatchbury Mount




SO40 2RZ

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