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Why work for us?

Buckinghamshire Healthy Minds is a nationally acclaimed NHS service providing evidence based psychological therapies for people experiencing anxiety and depression.

The service helps over 6000 people in Buckinghamshire each year and has some of the highest recovery rates in the country.

The service is a well-established first wave Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service delivering step 2 and 3 psychological interventions across the county.

We offer a range of treatments including: at step 2 psychoeducational groups, computerised CBT, book prescription and other forms of guided self-help; at step 3 individual and group CBT, mindfulness based cognitive therapy and interpersonal therapy.

The service has more than 75 staff including Psychological Therapists, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners, Support Time Recovery Workers (providing help with housing, financial or social difficulties) and Employment Advisors (employed by Richmond Fellowship).

Healthy Minds is also expanding its work with people with long term physical health conditions and is a Department of Health IAPT Long Term conditions/medically unexplained symptoms pathfinder site.

In everything we do, we strive to be caring, safe and excellent. We expect our staff to share and demonstrate these values as we work to constantly improve the quality of care we provide. This ensures that we have the right workforce to deliver effective team-working and excellent patient care and experience.

What you would bring?

We are always interested to hear from talented, motivated, dedicated people who may or may not have the following experience:

  • people who have completed the IAPT High Intensity Therapist training,
  • doctoral level (or equivalent) clinical psychologists,
  • counselling psychologists or CBT Therapists

You should be able to demonstrate your use of evidence based practice, preferably in a primary care setting. Ideally, you should be BABCP accredited.

The role

You will provide sessions for psychological assessments and interventions for people with common mental health problems. In the service, Step 3 clinicians provide an assessment clinic, ongoing treatment sessions and also support the work of the Step 2 service as the service demands.

You will liaise closely with allied colleagues (Healthy Minds staff, GP’s, mental health workers, employment advisors, psychological therapists working in the Trust’s step 4 services etc.). In turn, you will be given clinical supervision (CBT) and managerial supervision and support from a Healthy Minds team leader alongside access to an extensive CPD training programme.

Your base will be at the Healthy Minds office in High Wycombe, but you will also be working with GPs and the wider primary health care teams across Buckinghamshire.

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Last updated: 18 August, 2017