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Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP)

Harrow Talking Therapies is recruiting ambitious individuals to train as PWPs with UCL from October 2022 to August 2023

IAPT – Improving Access to Psychological Therapies

London-wide IAPT programme for Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs)

Psychological therapies services across London are recruiting trainee PWPs as part of the IAPT programme to deliver evidence based psychological therapies for people with anxiety and depression.  PWPs provide brief structured supported treatments such as guided self-help.

PWP training is provided by University College London (UCL) and is full time. Trainees attend university one day a week and work in service the remaining 4 days a week.  Trainees will be employed in an IAPT psychological treatment service. Training course fees on this programme are fully funded by the NHS.  In addition, trainees will receive a supervisor from the London IAPT service where they undertake their 4-day a week placement over the year of the programme. In previous years, this has been a full-time employed position at NHS band 4.
PWPs work with people across the adult age range.

We are keen to recruit a workforce that is representative of the diverse local London population.

Applicants should have experience of working with people with psychological, interpersonal or social problems; either through employed positions or formal volunteer roles.

The course is a postgraduate certificate and applicants are required to demonstrate aptitude to study at postgraduate level, either through degree level education or demonstration of academic equivalence.

As part of the application process trainees will be required to nominate two London IAPT services as their preference for training.  All details about the application process are set out in the recruitment pack.  This information is essential reading for successful applications.

Recruitment is via the UCL website ONLY at the following link:

Please do not apply via the NHS jobs website

Recruitment opens at 10am on Thursday 5th May and closes at 5pm on Monday 16th May.  Training for this intake will start at the beginning of October 2022.

For more information about the course see:

About Harrow Talking Therapies

Harrow IAPT service is provided by Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) in partnership with Mind in Harrow for the Step 2 service.  It also provides specialist employment services by our partner organisation Twining Enterprise.

With a population of over 242,000 living in an area of just under twenty square miles, Harrow is one of the most ethnically diverse populations nationally with established Gujarati and Irish communities and more recently Asian, African, Afghan, Somali and Eastern European communities.

Improving health and wellbeing for the residents of Harrow is important to manage the diverse health care needs of the population including long-term conditions. We work collaboratively with other health care professionals in the community so as to provide an efficient and timely service.

We would welcome applications from candidates who have diverse language skills. Trainees are recruited on a fixed-term basis for one year.



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