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Stakeholder Events – Trainee Assistant Practitioners in Mental Health

Stakeholder Events – Trainee Assistant Practitioners in Mental Health

Health Education England in collaboration with Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust will be holding 3 Stakeholder events across the North to explore the role of the Assistant Practitioner within Mental Health and invite you to attend one of the these events.  Please find attached a draft agenda for each event with further details.

Events will be held as follows:-

25th September 2019 - Manchester – 13:00 – 16:00

26th September 2019 - Leeds – 13:00 – 16:00

3rd October 2019 - Newcastle – 11:00 – 15:00

In order to secure your place, please email Kay Helliwell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  as soon as possible with your name and the event you wish to attend by COP 20/09/19.  Please note places are limited to 1 per organisation.

HEE & Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust: Training funding opportunity

Training funding opportunity

Building on the ‘The NHS Five Year Forward View for Mental Health (FYFVfMH)’ and ‘Stepping Forward to 2020/2021, The Mental Health Workforce Plan for England’, Health Education England in collaboration with Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust are offering funding packages to NHS and NHS Commissioned Providers of Mental Health services interested in transforming their workforce through the role of a ‘Trainee Assistant Practitioner'.

‘The Assistant Practitioner’ is a 2 year Higher Apprenticeship, with 1 day on training release at university. Therefore, the funding model will look to draw from the organisation’s apprenticeship Levy supplemented by a training grant provided by HEE. In the case of Non-Levy paying organisations, HEE will provide a funding package. For more information on the recruitment timeline, click here.

This intake is available for 2019/2020 across the North of England starting in January 2020 with a limited number of places. Training providers will be available across the North in each of the STP areas and will be announced shortly.

Candidates can be recruited internally or externally, however they will need to meet the HEI entry requirements. Please see the attached criteria.

To submit an Expression of Interest please complete the form in the attached Link.

Please note that the application deadline is Friday 25th October 2019 COP.

Trial Coordinator Post for HTA funded study on Trauma and Psychosis

Trial Coordinator Post for HTA funded study on Trauma and Psychosis

Please see the post details and how to apply via this NHS jobs link.  The deadline is Friday 13th September with interviews planned for 2nd October.  

Programme announced: North West IAPT Leadership & Innovation Forum Event - 2nd October 2019

Join us at our upcoming North West IAPT Leadership & Innovation Forum Event on the 2nd October 2019, at King’s House Conference Centre to discuss this year's topic: ‘Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) Communities Hard to Reach Groups or Hard to Reach Services?’

To register your place, click here or to see the fill programme, click here.

HEE has launched a new Population Health Fellowship programme

As part of our Population Health and Prevention programme, Health Education England (HEE) is launching a new Population Health Fellowship programme for health care workers in the NHS. There are 14 fellowships available for all NHS clinical staff (AFC Band 6 and above/Post Foundation Training) including doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, dentists, healthcare scientists, pharmacists and others, to develop skills in population health.

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Health Education England (HEE) review of Making Every Contact Count (MECC) eLearning – Request for Quotation

Health Education England (HEE) review of Making Every Contact Count (MECC) eLearning – Request for Quotation

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Mindfulness Based Interventions 2 Day Inquiry Course

Mindfulness Based Interventions 2 Day Inquiry Course

A Bangor University training programme, delivered by The Mindfulness Network

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Upcoming workshop - Sex addiction: A relational approach to assessment, formulation, and intervention, and how to engender affirmative sexual desire.

"Sex addiction: A relational approach to assessment, formulation, and intervention, and how to engender affirmative sexual desire." : Manchester Workshop - Thursday 7th November 2019

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Upcoming workshop - How to run a successful private practice: all you need to know

"How to run a successful private practice: all you need to know."

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Perinatal mental health guidance for health care professionals available now

Perinatal mental health guidance for health care professionals.

NHS England and NHS Improvement in the North West are raising awareness and sharing guidance regarding perinatal mental health for health care professionals.

If you’re a GP, Midwife, Health Visitor, or any professional who interacts with pregnant women and new mums, please follow the links below.

Here you can find a helpful animation and useful links to online resources below:

Further resources

Peer Support Resources: https://www.app-network.org 

Support for fathers/ partners and wider families: https://www.bestbeginnings.org.uk/baby-buddy 

Professional advice on medication in this period: UKTIS.org

PMH animation videos developed by the West Midlands clinical network are available:

  • youtu.be/3xTfgAMjC7Q (This video covers birth trauma, postnatal depression and a partners perspective of antenatal depression, postnatal anxiety & bonding difficulties.)
  • youtu.be/Unid96ezWwI (This video covers antenatal anxiety, maternal obsessive compulsive disorder, postnatal anxiety, postpartum psychosis, & postnatal depression.)

The NHS Mental Health Implementation Plan: https://www.longtermplan.nhs.uk/publication/nhs-mental-health-implementation-plan-2019-20-2023-24/