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Primary Care mental Health Practitioner

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2024
Come join us!

We are a Primary Care-based Mental Health & Well-being Team

This opportunity is for a Band 6 Primary Care Practitioners (ARRS) who is a Registered Professional to work in Coventry Sowe Valley Primary Care Network

This is an exciting opportunity for dynamic people to join us and build on the existing multi-disciplinary PCN (Primary Care Network) teams to support the mental health and well-being needs of local communities.

You will be employed by Coventry and Warwickshire and Partnership Trust but be embedded within a group of GP practices with a focus on supporting local patients living across Coventry.

This role is directly patient facing, so you will have a meaningful impact on improving the access, experience and outcomes for service users on a daily basis.

These local teams will work in partnership with higher acuity mental health services (delivered in this area by Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust), offering care at the point of need which suits individual patient needs. Each team will work together with support from their practices, to ensure they are delivering the best care they can.

If you are passionate about making a difference and can use your expertise to improve mental health and wellbeing, then we want to hear from you!.

Main duties of the job

To review patients in primary care and assess where there needs can be best met.The role will enhance patient journeys and create better joint working across primary care and adult secondary care mental health systems and will make it easier for patients to obtain the help they need.

To offer brief interventions to people who have mental health needs, but that do not need a referral into SCMH services. This will include facilitating short term case management offering professional advice, joint support and information. To work closely with social prescribers and other professionals within the PCN multi-disciplinary team, to support the patient to access the right services in the right place and at the right time.

To develop and maintain collaborative links with the third sector to provide clinical advice and support to the Mental Health social prescribers or equivalent within Primary Care. This will include providing supervision of clinical cases as required.

To provide one day per week with each GP surgery in the PCN (locally agreed) and attend and participate in the PCNs Multi-Disciplinary Team Meetings

About us

We exist to make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of people and communities who need our services. This is our core purpose and the reason we come to work every day. We provide a full range of physical, mental health and learning disability services to children, young adults, adults and older adults over many sites across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull. The Trust currently holds a 'Good' CQC rating.

Our Community Mental Health Transformation Programme means that we are seeking new and innovative ways to improve the services we deliver in a more holistic, person-centred way, which treats both physical and mental health.

We care for you as much as you care for others, and we offer a wide range of support services and benefits to promote staff wellbeing and a good work-life balance, including flexible working.

Our dedicated People Hub brings together all our support services including COPE, our in-house counselling service, emotional support through Staff in Mind, and much more.

We're pleased to be able to offer flexible working, with arrangements including agile working, compressed hours, or staggered hours. We are happy to support people with caring responsibilities and those who are themselves experts by experience.

Further Information on Sowe Valey PCN can be found on their Website:Sowe Valley Primary Care Network

Job description

Job responsibilities

Ensure service users are more quickly supported to the right service utilising the PCN social prescribers or equivalent.

Provide dedicated support and presence within primary care settings Build long-term relationships and improve communications with primary care colleagues and other stakeholders

Enhance the skills and capacity in primary care and VCS through training and facilitation of joint working with the social prescribers.

To offer advice or obtain advice for primary care colleagues to plan appropriate and timely intervention.

To participate in pro-active mental health promotion and wellbeing initiatives (World Suicide prevention day / world mental health day)

Support smooth transition between primary and secondary care services if required.

Improve access to mental health services for service users and carers at the first point of contact as required.

Participate in receiving and screening referrals that the Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner can then complete a Mental health assessment and complete comprehensive risk and evidenced based decisions.

To record any assessment / assessment of risk and plan for each person they see on CWPT specified systems

To link in with locality community mental health duty teams to discuss any open referrals or for advice.

For patients presenting in crisis, the post holder may be required to support / or in conjunction with the GP referral process to Mental Health Access Hub.

Person Specification



  • Registered professional qualification (RMN/Social worker/Occupational Therapist)
  • Attendance in Significant courses relevant to Mental health for example in respect of therapeutic

Knowledge and Skills


  • Knowledge and experience in Mental health community services including, needs and interventions required for routine referrals and to have a theoretical knowledge of this.
  • Highly developed clinical skills with an in-depth knowledge of mental health assessment and current practice.
  • Ability to work across services and organisations
  • Ability to lone work and manage clinical caseload and prioritise as required



  • Relevant experience working with individuals or professional groups
  • Knowledge and experience in Mental health community services including, needs and interventions required for routine referrals and to have a theoretical knowledge of this.

Employer details

Employer name

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust


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