Interested in a career in mental health?

Looking for an exciting opportunity to widen your knowledge and gain some experience working in mental health?

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join a training course fully funded by the NHS within the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme (IAPT).

Psychological therapies services across London (including Hillingdon Talking Therapies) are recruiting trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWP) 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, both on-site and remotely. 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 salary or training grant for living costs from the London IAPT service where they undertake their 4-day a week placement over the year of the programme.

PWPs work with people across the adult age range and so we are keen to attract and recruit applicants from as wide an age range as possible.

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.

Applicants can find all details and apply only via the UCL website, by using the following link:

Recruitment closes on Monday 16th May.

Training for this intake will start in Autumn 2022.