Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year pa
Closing date
29 Sep 2022

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Primary Care
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are pleased to be able to offer an exciting opportunity to join the team at Health in Mind as a Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner (PCMHP). This is a substantive 37.5 hour post with an expectation of some out of office hours working (see below). Health in Mind is an Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies Service (IAPT) primary care mental health service that serves the people of East Sussex, excluding Brighton and Hove. The PCMHP's within Health in Mind provide a critical function in triaging referrals into the service, providing timely and consistent assessments, brief non-IAPT interventions and onward referral as required. Liaison with key stakeholders and third sector organisations also forms part of this role. Although you will be working primarily in the Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford area the ability to travel across sites in the East Sussex area (excluding Brighton and Hove) to meet the overall demands of the service is required.

This post offers a Golden Hello, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document).

Main duties of the job

It is essential that you are a registered mental health professional or equivalent (see job description). Main duties include assessments, brief non IAPT interventions, triage, onward referrals to secondary or CRHT services (if this is needed) and signposting advice. The successful applicant should have excellent clinical skills in assessment, risk assessment and as well as strong communication skills. You will be working closely with other professional groups within the team, in particular your PCMHP colleagues and the IAPT staff team. Providing advice and support to your colleagues is therefore integral part of this role. The ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders, such as GPs, secondary mental health services and non-statutory organisations is vital. The post holder will also contribute to broader Service and Trust developments in relation to our triage team, local triage hubs and PCMHP role developments in Sussex.

About us

As part of Sussex Partnership NHS Trust, Health in Mind offers a supportive working environment and the opportunity for staff to flourish and professionally develop. Staff wellbeing is integral in our philosophy and in practice for us in order to be a place people want to work. We actively encourage staff input when developing the service and some of our most effective innovations have come as a result of this staff involvement approach. We have a strong philosophy of a collaborative and client centred approach. Our values
  • People first: people are at the heart of everything we do.
  • Future focused: we're optimistic, we learn and always try to improve.
  • Embracing change: we're bold, innovative and disciplined about using our resources to improve.
  • Working together: we provide services in partnership with patients.

Covid-19 full vaccination may be a condition of employment for this role, unless an exemption applies. The successful applicant may have contact with vulnerable service users and we will therefore seek proof of being fully vaccinated during the recruitment process.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see job description for full details of requirements of this post.

For further information or to discuss the post, please do not hesitate to contact

Claire Towner Service Practitioner Lead 07391 402314 or via Email:


Charlie Freeman PCMHP lead on Mob: 07393147459 or via Email:

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health qualification or equivalent
  • Include relevant professional registration

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