Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Job Description 

NHS Talking Therapies for Anxiety and Depression

Ref: NWM/264

Starting Salary: £23,949 to rising to £27,055 once qualified per annum

Full Time: 37.5 hours per week

Locations: Norfolk and Waveney

Norfolk and Waveney Mind are seeking a number of well-motivated individuals to join us as Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs)working within the Wellbeing Service. This service is part of the national NHS Talking Therapies for Anxiety and Depression programme. This is a well-established partnership between Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) and Mind.For this position all posts are employed by Norfolk and Waveney Mind. Join us in our fight for better mental health for all!

You will be working in a fast-paced role that requires excellent organisational and time management skills, managing a high number of client contact sessions each day. There will be emotionally challenging conversations in this role. It is normal to feel affected by these at times. However we would support you to focus on ways to manage your own wellbeing at work. The service also provides regular structured supervision sessions which will support you within the role. Client sessions are highly structured, approximately half involve assessing the mental health needs of new clients, which could involve signposting to other organisations. The remainder of the role involves delivering 30-minute coaching sessions using brief cognitive behavioral therapy-based techniques, delivered via telephone, video calls, webinars, computerized CBT and face to face. Successful applicants will therefore need to demonstrate:

· Dedication to high level quality care

· Excellent time management administration and IT skills to manage a high-volume caseload

· Emotional resilience and openness to explore own self care

· Understanding of the aims of the NHS Talking Therapies for Anxiety and Depression programme and willingness to work to within a target focused environment

· Ability to work at specific locations in Norfolk

· Ability to work flexibly, including some evenings within operational hours once qualified. (standard service operating hours Mon-Fri- 8am-8pm)

The trainee PWP position includes undertaking the Post Graduate or Undergraduate certificate in evidence based low intensity CBT at UEA depending on prior qualifications. This training is accompanied by client facing work throughout.

You can find out more about the PWP training on the UEA website:

Low Intensity Resources – Improving Access to Psychological Therapies and CBT Resources – About (

If you are invited to interview, you must bring with you the original certificates and evidence

for any relevant academic qualifications you hold. Offers cannot be made without this information.

Attendance at all UEA teaching days is compulsory and annual leave cannot be booked for

UEA teaching days. Attendance is monitored and to ensure adequate development of competency trainees must ensure that their attendance does not fall below a set minimum (80% per module).

The UEA training course commences on 11th September 2023. Therefore successful applicants will need to be available from that time

This training programme can be studied at Post Graduate Level or Undergraduate level (for those without a degree level qualification). We welcome applications from candidates who do not have a degree or who may not have recent study experience or qualifications, but who do have good experience in a caring capacity such as in a support work role and can evidence the ability to study at academic level 5. Successful applicants for the undergraduate route will have a short online access course to complete to help prepare for the training, build study skills and learn about the NHS Talking Therapies for Anxiety and Depression Programme.

Due to the funding source, candidates must have UK residency status that allows ‘recourse to public funds’ in order to be eligible to access the accompanying training progamme. Advice can be sought from

If you would like to speak to someone about the role, please contact Haidee Adkins (Team Leader) at [email protected]

All our staff have access to our comprehensive benefits package. Details of what we offer can be found here:

Further information about the PWP role can be found here:

Salary: £23,949.00-£27,055.00 per year


  • Company pension


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

Reference ID: NWM/264


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