Mental Health Practitioner – Somerset Foundation Trust

Somerset Foundation Trust, with Somerset system partners, are leading the way on breaking down the barriers to access Mental Health services. This exciting initiative seeks to widen access to patients who are experiencing mental health and emotional difficulties to ensure that everyone receives the right treatment at the right time.

This post offers a new and exciting opportunity to work within North Sedgemoor Primary Care Network, covering surgeries in Axbridge, Brent, Burnham, Cheddar and Highbridge.

Part of the role will be directly involved in assessing patients referred from Primary Care (this will include adults of working age and older adults), followed by identifying and facilitating appropriate support/treatment for them. For most people this will mean remaining within Primary Care - supported either by the Primary Care Liaison for brief psychological interventions, the Open Mental Health Alliance or by Talking Therapies. For some, with more complex needs, it will involve facilitating a smooth transfer into Somerset Foundation Trust Secondary Mental Health services.

You will be a valued member of the Community Mental Health Team and Primary Care Network.

You will also receive training opportunities for further development, formal monthly supervision, and an annual appraisal. Full/Part time hours considered.

If you would like to have a chat with a healthcare professional already in one of these roles, please contact Angela Cornell on 07917053726 and she will be happy to organise this.

If you are a Registered Nurse/Allied Health Professional and have demonstratable expertise within all age mental health, then this role may be for you!

Closing Date: 24.09.24

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