Psychological wellbeing practitioner apprenticeship

Help people with mild to moderate anxiety and depression manage their depression

Psychological wellbeing practitioners work within the NHS England Improving Access to Psychological Therapies initiative, which is a world-leading programme in psychological healthcare. This is an exciting role where you’ll make a real difference to people’s lives. A psychological wellbeing practitioner interacts with adult patients in primary care, across a number of different services and a variety of environments. You’ll offer assessments for mild to moderate anxiety and depression, undertaking assessment of risk and making safeguarding referrals. During the psychological wellbeing practitioner apprenticeship, you’ll offer evidence-based interventions to patients with mild to moderate anxiety and depression, as well as other common mental health problems. The treatment you’ll offer will aid clinical improvement and social inclusion, such as a return to work, meaningful activity or physical wellbeing and is delivered through a variety of methods including individual work courses and group work, which can be via face-to-face, telephone, email or other contact methods including digital platforms. You’ll need to be a great communicator, as you’ll work alongside many different people working for different services. You’ll be responsible for safe, compassionate, patient-centred evidence-based care.


Duration: 12 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements for the psychological wellbeing practitioner apprenticeship: GCSEs in maths and English, or functional skills level 2 in maths and English. Previous experience of working in mental health

Achievement upon completion: Level 6 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree

Potential salary upon completion: £25,000 per annum

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