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Emotional Well-being and Mental Health Nurse (EWMH)

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Surrey Community
£37,162 to £44,629 per annum
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
This service covers an enhanced model of care to provide wrap-around care for children and young people in our acute hospitals and 136 suites for Surrey young people, 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. The team builds relationships within the acute hospitals to further support care for the young person holistically (emotional, mental, and physical) and to improve communication between the teams involved.

As part of the EWMH Team, you will engage and build therapeutic relationships with the young person's family or caregiver and advocate on their behalf to provide a collaborative care plan and risk assessment, make recommendations to the care plan to meet the needs of the young person, and ensure acute hospital colleagues are able to contribute and are aware of the young person's care needs.

You will participate in the provision of assessments, care planning, and treatment for children and young people who may have presented with mental health needs, some of which include disordered eating due to neurodevelopmental issues or challenging behaviours. You will be part of a specialist team supporting the paediatric wards across Surrey.

This is an 18-month fixed-term contract that may be extended with the success of the pilot service. There will also be opportunities within our crisis pathways at the end of this term.

Main duties of the job

  • Undertake holistic assessments, including the risk of the child, adolescent, or family needs, either individually or in identified complex cases jointly with another member of the EWMH team.
  • To liaise with social care, education, and other appropriate agencies, professionals, and caregivers to ensure the best outcome for the child, adolescent, and family.
  • Act as a key worker for children and young people following the assessment. Developing an appropriate plan of care.
  • To be part of the EWMH rota.
  • Co-work with other members of the team, including the paediatric team on the ward.
  • Take responsibility for maintaining accurate and timely records of all work undertaken in accordance with SABP Trust policies and legal requirements.
  • Have basic IT skills and data entry skills to enter clinical information into the databases.
  • Contribute to the overall standard of services provided by the team.
  • Promote effective liaison with all statutory and voluntary agencies concerned with young people and mental health.
  • Ensure high standards of care are provided and that regard for the dignity, individuality, self-esteem, and wellbeing of individuals and their families is given.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations that provide services and support people who use them and their caregivers.

Surrey is a beautiful county, lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Working from home contracts do not attract high-cost area payments.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Ensuring that the physical health and mental health needs of children and young people admitted to the paediatric ward are being met in order to reduce the crisis presentation and facilitate timely discharge to community services or support and care for children and young people while they wait for a T4 adolescent admission or appropriate social care placement.

The team will consist of a Band 7 Lead Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Band 6 Nurses, and Band 3 Support Workers as part of this dedicated service. You will be expected to work on a rota basis, covering days,weekends, and bank holidays.

Working closely with the EWMH Lead Nurse, you will support the children and young people presenting with mental health needs, disordered eating, neurodevelopmental, and emotional health issues and provide timely interventions that contribute to their care. You will also be working alongside acute care paediatric colleagues on the ward and the support workers.

Please check the job description and personal specification document for more information on the requirement for this job.

Person Specification



  • Minimum of 3 years post graduate experience working in the relevant field Undertaking mental health assessments, risk assessments and treatment of CYPS Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Evidence of post qualification study


  • Understanding of family functioning knowledge
  • Awareness of Safeguarding procedures



  • Essential criteria Post graduate in nursing
  • Professional body registration required


  • Willingness to complete mentorship course
  • Experience of working with young people
  • Previous experience of working within crisis services

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


District General Hospitals Across Surrey

Surrey Community

Surrey Community


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