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Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

South London and Mauds
Maudsley Hospital, London
Competitive salary
Closing date
15 Oct 2021
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South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation. We deliver specialist services in the London boroughs of Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark, Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich.

We are committed to providing high quality and specialist care to our service users and we are recognised for the care and treatment we provide. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as 'good'.

Our Values

We take pride in providing specialist care to our service users, where our Trust values and our promise to be caring, kind, polite, prompt, honest, listen and do what I say I'm going to do, is at the heart of everything we do. When you join us, you'll be part of something special.

We are looking for a Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner to join our Keeping Well in South East London team.

The post-holder will work within KWSEL providing assessment, support and case management to Health and Social Care staff presenting with mental health difficulties and/or wellbeing needs. There will also be the opportunity for further clinical work including workshops, group interventions and linking in with partner organisations. The Senior PWPs will be responsible for taking the lead in a certain project area (Primary care, CCGs, Social Care, Community Engagement, Occupational Health) and developing relationships with senior staff in these areas to learn more about their staff support offers and develop collaborative offers (e.g. webinars, comms promotions etc.). There may be the opportunity to spend some time each week in that area to further develop the collaboration between services.

The post holder will be a qualified PWP, with experience of supervision, as the Senior PWP will be responsible for running end of day debrief sessions and peer supervision groups.

The KWSEL portal is a universal offer and single point of access for all health and social care staff in SE London regardless of employer or place. The service offers access to a Rapid Clinical Assessment in which staff members will be assessed by KWSEL and best options for ongoing support will be discussed. This means ongoing discussion/relations with IAPT, secondary care and Trust-based offers (e.g. EAP, OH, staff support) is needed. The site includes a live chat function where staff can talk directly to an Assistant Psychologist or PWP for advice and signposting to the best options for whatever support they need. There is also a single phone number and email for staff to contact for similar advice.

The role will also include ongoing work on the online portal including:
  • Content management (including accessing pre-recorded CMS training)
  • Content generation (case studies, news articles, webinars)
  • Horizon scanning

Keeping Well in South East London

There has been widespread recognition that health and social care staff have been negatively affected by the covid pandemic and that support in addition to that usually offered to staff is required. NHS England are funding a number of initiatives across the country to develop staff support. Their brief has been for wellbeing and resilience hubs to be set up in each area pulling together and enhancing support resources for staff and ensuring staff can navigate the various offers available to find support that works for them. In South East London, this work is being led by the Integrated Care System (ICS), which includes all of the healthcare and social care providers in the area such as the CCGs, Kings College Hospital, Guys and St Thomas', SLaM and Oxleas. Around 100,000 health and social care staff work in SE London.

SLaM's Corporate P&P team were commissioned to develop a single point of access for staff support across the ICS and have been involved in this work since the beginning of the year. Working in consultation with staff groups across the patch, a website has been developed which went live on March 31st 2021. The website allows access to self-help resources, resources for teams, self-assessment tools for people to develop their own support plans and links to the various support offers available to different groups of staff. Staff in need of mental health support are signposted to our SE London IAPT services (in Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark, Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich) were they will be offered priority for assessment and treatment. The site became fully operational in May 2021, and since then there is a live chat function where staff can talk directly to an Assistant Psychologist or PWP for advice and signposting to the best options for whatever support they need. There is also a single phone number and email for staff to contact for similar advice.

Funding has now been released for this work to move into the next phase focused on offering a rapid clinical access for health and social care staff to allow referral into the most appropriate psychological or wellbeing support.

About the location:

Our Trust headquarters is located at Denmark Hill less than 5 minutes from the train station (zone 2). We also provide services and operate across other locations, such as London boroughs of Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark; and substance misuse services for residents of Bexley, Lambeth, Greenwich and Wandsworth.


We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close knit team at SLaM. It's important to us that you feel valued and appreciated and that is why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer.

Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, flexible working and supporting a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
  • Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Car lease, our staff benefit from competitive deals to lease cars
  • Accommodation, our staff benefit fromkeyworker housing which is available on selected sites

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The Trust is committed to providing services which embrace diversity and that promote equality of opportunity. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, sex, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you're pregnant or on family leave.

We are committed to equality and diversity for our staff and patients. We believe that any form of discrimination is unacceptable, we aim to put this commitment into practice by:
  • Embedding our commitment to tackling inequality, eliminating discrimination and harassment; promoting equality of opportunity and fostering good relations in our everyday practice
  • Ensuring that all our services and all staff understand and support our commitment
  • We believe that people who use our services, their carers and our staff, should be treated with compassion, respect and dignity

Please note:
  • That all applications for this post will need to be made online
  • That you read and understand the Job Description and Personal Specification attached to the role. Your Statement in Support should reflect the requirements specified as your application will be judged against these criteria
  • That the closing date listed is a guide only and that the vacancy may close earlier should sufficient number of applicants have been received. We advise that you submit your application as early as possible
  • That once you have submitted your application you agree to your application being transferred to a 3rd party e-recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from
  • That should you not have heard from us within three weeks from the closing date your application has not successful
  • That priority consideration for applications may be given to at-risk NHS employees
  • That we are a smoke-free Trust
  • SLaM is a Disability Confident employer and is a Stonewall Diversity Champion, Stonewall is the largest Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans (LGBT) rights charity in Europe'

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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