Peer Support Workers and Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners

Peer Support Workers and Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners

Would you like to use your own mental health experiences to help others?

If so, it might be time to consider becoming a Peer Support Worker (PSW).

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to become our next PSW.

Peer support workers are people who have lived experience of mental health challenges themselves. They use these experiences and empathy to support other people and their families receiving mental health services, working alongside our multidisciplinary care team.

To see the Peer Support Worker flyer click here.

Before applying, please contact either to discuss the role:

Would you like to help people manage their mental health with tried and tested psychological interventions? Perhaps your lived experience of mental health problems is putting you in a unique position to support others going through similar challenges. Are you looking for a career change and are enthusiastic about caring and supporting people?

Then our Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Pratitioner Programme may be for you. Check out this video below:

Mental health difficulties are common, but even more so with the changes the world has experienced since COVID-19. The Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Services, Healthy Minds Bucks and TalkingSpace Plus Oxfordshire, are expanding. We have opportunities for Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners to join both our teams.

We’re looking for people who are compassionate, work well in a team, are enthusiastic, highly motivated and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience of working in a mental health setting would be beneficial. However, you may instead have relevant life experience or transferable skills that would enable you to effectively support people with mental health challenges. If you think you have these qualities, we look forward to hearing from you.

The PWP apprenticeship programme is approximately 15 months. If you would like to discuss this further email


We warmly welcome applicants from all backgrounds and are particularly keen to receive applications from people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to Oxford health’s Peer Support Programme, since we recognise that diversity makes us stronger. 

Published: 19 January 2022