Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
£ 30401 - 37267 Per year
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
7 Sep 2019
6 Oct 2019

Job Description

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) is one of the leading mental health trusts in the UK.
Serving a population of 1.2million people, the Trust employs around 4750 people who make a difference across 130 locations. Situated in one of the most exciting and affordable cities in Europe, GMMH provides community and inpatient mental health care, alongside substance misuse services across the North West.
GMMH is one of the most active research trusts in the UK, with one of the highest levels of recruitment to clinical trials for mental health. This puts our staff and service users at the leading edge of new mental health treatments.
The Trust provides a range of specialist services including prison in reach across the North of England, a specialist centre for mental health and deafness and in patient perinatal mental health care.
We have been rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commission. Our substance misuse services and leadership were rated as 'Outstanding'

Exciting Opportunities in Manchester Case Management Teams
Are you motivated, forward thinking and keen to help develop a new service and improve the mental health of Manchester Residents? Do you like the challenge of working within a fast paced, varied and rewarding environment?
Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust (GMMH) is looking to recruit band 6 Senior Mental Health Practitioner to work within each of the Manchester Case Management (MCM) Teams in Manchester.
Manchester Case Management (MCM) is an exciting new development offering the opportunity to be part of an integrated care, multi skilled service being established across the City which will be proactively supporting people identified at high risk of hospital admission. The service brings together the skills and experience of GPs, general nurses, Mental Health Nurses and Practitioners, Social Workers, Pharmacists, Wellbeing Advisers and Pharmacists to provide intensive and flexible support to people who are struggling to stay healthy ,safe and well at home. The service shares the care of patients across the disciplines, providing support through clinic appointments, home visits and telephone calls. The MCM service focuses on what is important to each individual patient and collaborates with people and their carers and families to agree goals and aspirations.
The MCM service will be embedded in the three localities; North, Central and South Manchester, being delivered through the Neighbourhood model. MCM typically supports people for between 3 and 6 months enabling them over time to better manage to live well at home and engage with community groups and mainstream services as appropriate. The teams were piloted within 3 neighbourhoods and are now being rolled out across the city.
The target population is a small percentage (5%) of vulnerable people who are registered or resident in Manchester, have complex physical, mental health and social care needs, making it difficult for them to access and navigate their way through the health and social care system.
A significant number of people the teams support have mental health needs, such as depression and anxiety, often with another Long Term Condition (LTC), which increases the complexity of their needs and affects their access to services. NICE approved psychological therapies have been shown to improve psychological, symptomatic and functional status of patients with LTCs and reduce hospital admissions.
Mental health staff will be managed, supported and supervised by GMMH, via the Central Manchester Team, with day to day deployment into the MCM teams. This is a unique opportunity for dynamic and innovative individuals to be part of an exciting development to integrate mental health into physical health services.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Astrid Sarsfield - Service Manager (Central division Community and Urgent care)
Email: Apply

Ref: 1969107

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