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Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP)

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Essential Qualifications required are:
  • Completion of a recognised qualification for the rolee.g. Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) Post Graduate Certificate (or Qualified Graduate Mental Health Worker with a 2022 competency certificate)
  • Registration as PWP with BABCP or BPS (completed or in progress)
  • If a current PWP trainee, employment will be contingent on successful completion of training and subsequent registration

If you are a qualified PWP who is looking for the next step in their career adventure then read on to see if we are what you are looking for!

Do you want the opportunity to work in a fast paced service that allows you to provide meaningful and effective therapeutic experiences to address common mental health problems?

Do you want to work within a team of highly motivated and experienced therapists that are passionate about making a difference and supporting each other?

There is currently an exciting opportunity for dynamic and self-motivated Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWP) to work for Lancashire and South Cumbria Foundation Trust (LSCft) NHS Talking Therapies within the South Lakes, South Cumbria locality.

If you would like the opportunity to bring your own creativity, flexibility and commitment to NHS Talking Therapies and you have the appropriate qualifications, we look forward to receiving your application.

Main duties of the job

Please be advised that only applicants with a recognised PG Cert in Primary care mental health practice (IAPT) or BSc (hons) Counselling, Coaching and Psychological Interventions (PWP) will be shortlisted for interview.

NHS Talking Therapies Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWP) offer accessible screening, assessment and treatment for common mental health problems. We like to make sure we offer a variety of options as one size does not fit all.

Not only are we a flexible service for those accessing us as we run groups, offer telephone, video online (Attend Anywhere) and face-to-face treatment sessions. We offer a flexible Hybrid working model to staff consisting of days from home and clinics within a variety of community settings including the office, GP surgeries and NHS buildings.

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners also have an important link role developing relationships with local GP practices and advocating health promotion within the wider community.

Our team members are encouraged to develop specialisms by taking on champion roles such as long term conditions, young people, safeguarding, Bame, older adults and substance misuse.

As part of the role you will be expected to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service. This may include early morning and late evening appointments as well as the possibility of working some Saturday mornings.

For further information please contact us on the details provided

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • Completion* of a recognised qualification for the role e.g. PWP Post Graduate Certificate (or Qualified Graduate Mental Health Worker with a 2022 competency certificate)
  • Registration as PWP with BABCP or BPS (completed or in progress)*



  • Knowledge of NHS structures and policy within a primary care context



  • Experience of psychological work with common mental health problems
  • Experience of short term time-limited work.
  • Experience of promoting wellbeing and social inclusion.

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


Kirkstone House

Murley Moss Business Park



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