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, across 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.
The Trust employs around 4750 people, who make a difference across 130 locations. Staff at GMMH work to improve lives with a culture based on five core values:
- We are caring and compassionate
- We inspire hope
- We work together
- We value and respect
- We are open and honest
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'
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic Clinical Psychologist with a special interest and knowledge in Perinatal Mental Health. Greater Manchester Mental Health Mental Health Trust are the provider of the new specialist perinatal community mental health teams across Greater Manchester. This service provides integrated, high quality care for women experiencing perinatal mental health problems, and their families, across the region.
The service will operate in three clusters:
Cluster 1: Central and South Manchester, Stockport and Trafford
Cluster 2: Bury, Bolton, Salford and Wigan
Cluster 3: North Manchester, Rochdale, Oldham, Tameside and Glossop.
Following the successful establishment of the service in cluster 1, we are now recruiting for the team in cluster 2. This service will be based at Prestwich. The clinical psychologist will take a lead role in assessment, treatment and provision of training to other professionals both within the team and in other services. The team will be multi disciplinary and will work directly with women and their families providing assessment and support for pregnant women and new mothers with a range of moderate-severe mental health problems. The team will work closely with colleagues from maternity, children's services and adult mental health (both in patient services and community teams) offering joined up care co-ordination and acting as a specialist knowledge hub for Perinatal Mental Health. Advice, training and support will be offered to other professionals
This is a new multi disciplinary service and the post holder will need to be able to work and communicate effectively across a range of professional disciplines and agencies to deliver high quality clinical care for women and families and to develop their own knowledge and expertise so they can support and train other professionals to ensure that awareness and understanding of Perinatal Mental Health issues grows as the team develops. The ability to travel across the region is required as the majority of clinical work is through home visits in several localities.
We are looking for experienced staff who want to be a key part of this new multi disciplinary team and can demonstrate a range of skills and qualities that can help build a specialist Perinatal Mental Health team that will provide integrated, high quality care and deliver excellent outcomes for women and their families across Greater Manchester.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr James McManus
Consultant Clinical Psychologist Apply Apply