• Full time
  • Anywhere
  • £25,147 per annum GBP
  • 28 June 2024
  • Salary/Hourly Rate: £25,147 per annum

We have an exciting opportunity for successful candidates to train as a Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioner in our Adult Drug and Alcohol services and Young People’s services.

We have places available in Cornwall, Bournemouth and North Somerset and you will be enrolled with the University of Exeter to undertake the training element of the course. We also have places available in Darlington, Rotherham, Grimsby, and Scunthorpe. For these positions, you will be enrolled with the University of Hull to undertake the training element of the course.

Being a Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioner involves providing compassionate, person centred care for adults (including older people), which is hopeful and focused on their goals. It begins with skilled information gathering, information giving and shared decision-making, with the intention of enabling access to the best community and professional resources that can help. It also involves delivering specific psychological interventions under supervision from a suitably qualified psychological professional. A full job description is available on request.

The trainee salary for this role will be £25,147, rising to £28,407 upon qualifying. This is a 12 month contract, ending in September 2025.

Visa requirements

As these roles are funded by Health Education England for home fees and not for international fees. The University requires you either need to have a UK passport, or have settled status in the UK. Only applicants that have the right to work in the UK without restriction and are eligible for Home Fee status, are able to access the training needed for this role. More information can be found here.

Information Sharing

Please be aware that by applying for this position, you give your consent for your application information to be shared between our organisation and Exeter University as the education partner. Follow the link below to find out more about them:


Diversity Statement

As an organisation, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the diverse voices and experiences of our staff. We know that representing the communities we serve is key to us meeting our goals of radically improving people’s lives. We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring and we encourage people from underrepresented communities and backgrounds to apply to join our team, including people with lived experience, people with disabilities, people from racialised communities, LGBTQ+ people and armed forces veterans.

Essential Skills:

Applicants will need to make a successful application to the University supporting the placement. All information on how to do this will be supplied. Completion of the qualification is over an academic year.

The curriculum of the training is designed so that it can be available at both undergraduate (level 6) and postgraduate certificate level (level 7). This means you will need either:

For PGCert (level 7) - you will need to evidence you have a degree at 2:2 or above in any relevant subject.

For GradCert (level 6) - evidence of study at level 5 Level

Level 5 courses come in the form of the 2nd year of a bachelor's programme or a HND (Higher National Diploma). Level 5 qualifications are:

diploma of higher education (DipHE)
foundation degree
higher national diploma (HND)
level 5 award
level 5 certificate
level 5 diploma
level 5 NVQ
Entrants do not need to possess previous clinical or professional expertise in mental health, but should have demonstrable interpersonal skills and values consistent with providing hopeful, person-centred care.

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