Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner

Central and North West
15 Brondesbury Road, London
Competitive salary
26 Apr 2021
05 May 2021
Role Type
Start Date
CNWL (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust) has almost 7,000 staff providing integrated healthcare to a third of London's population, Milton Keynes and areas beyond. We involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run.

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference. We're proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME and people with disabilities to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.

We are recognised locally, nationally and internationally for providing high quality, innovative healthcare. We aim to employ only the best people, and our experts are frequently called upon to contribute to national health strategy and policy, and many models of our care have been adapted for use in other countries.

We offer a generous relocation package (subject to eligibility assessment) and flexible working options, including bank assignments for most roles. See attached Staff Reward and Wellbeing Handbook detailing our benefits, discounts and wellbeing intiatives for staff.

Become part of our team. We care for you as much as you care for others.

We are looking for a Band 6 mental health nurse to join our team in Brent. If you are looking for a new challenge and are passionate about community engagement and want to make a difference, Brent is the place to be. As part of our Covid Outreach Service; you will connect with the local community to plan, develop and deliver interventions to the most vulnerable and marginalised groups in the borough. The post holder will good networks with local communities and a real desire for helping people.

You will also link in voluntary sector organisations and the local public health team to deliver mental health and wellbeing support to those who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. A substantial part of your working time will be based within the local communities in Brent that were most affected by the impact of Covid-19. Working closely with communities in identifying health and wellbeing needs and supporting the development of services in response to those needs. Part of your role will be seeking the community voice; recognising and addressing concerns about the physical health and mental needs of service users with long term conditions (e.g. diabetes, asthma heart disease, anxiety and depression, loss and bereavement and other health and wellbeing needs etc.) Advising the community on prevention of illness and uptake of preventative measures with focus on choice, self-management and social inclusion.

You will possess good communications skills with excellent interpersonal skills, ability to listen to others' views, respect and value individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds. You will be willing to learn and implement infection prevention and control measures in community settings in light of the current pandemic.

Brent CMHT is an established team with a friendly, supportive culture. There is a visible and supportive management team and a strong emphasis on training and professional development opportunities. Support to prepare candidates for interview will be provided.

Brent is a place of contrast and a destination for thousands of British and international visitors every year. Home of the iconic Wembley Stadium, the world-famous Wembley Arena, the new London Designer Outlet and the spectacular Swaminarayan Hindu Temple, it provides a stage for cultural, sporting and religious events of national and international importance. The team serves the diverse and vibrant population of Brent, named London Borough of Culture 2020 and most recently 'Council of the Year' at the LGC Awards 2020. The team base is located in Kilburn with excellent transport links.

Interview date:TBC

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jenny Lanyero, Senior Nurse Practitioner


Tel: 07980979273

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CNWL NHS Foundation Trust are committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults.

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