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'
This is an exciting opportunity for a member of staff to join our specialist service for people considered to be at high risk of developing serious mental health difficulties (e.g. psychosis) or presenting with first episode psychosis.
The post involves the provision of specialist psychological assessment and psychological therapy (cognitive behaviour therapy) primarily for young people (although our age range is 14-65 years). Our Bolton Early Intervention Service works with those with At Risk Mental State (ARMS) and those with First Episode Psychosis (FEP) across two pathways of care.
The national target:
More than 50% of people experiencing a first episode of psychosis will be treated with a NICE approved care package within two weeks of referral. Most initial episodes of psychosis occur between early adolescence and age 25 but the standard applies to people of all ages in line with NICE guidance.
The standard is 'two-pronged' and both conditions must be met for the standard to be deemed to have been achieved, i.e.
1. A maximum wait of two weeks from referral to treatment; and
2. Treatment delivered in accordance with NICE guidelines for psychosis and schizophrenia - either in children and young people CG Apply Apply
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This was further supported by the NICE Quality Standards for Psychosis and Schizophrenia. What do Early Intervention Services do?
Based on The Department of health implementation guidelines Early Intervention Services:
- Reduce the stigma associated with psychosis.
- Improve professional and lay awareness of the symptoms of psychosis and the need for early assessment.
- Reduce the length of time young people remain undiagnosed and untreated.
- Develop meaningful engagement, provide evidence based interventions and promote recovery during the early stage of illness or difficulties.
- Increase stability in the lives of service users, facilitate development and personal fulfilment.
- Provide a user led service, i.e. a seamless service available for those from age fourteen to sixty five years (on acceptance) that effectively integrates child, adolescent and adult mental health services and works in partnership with CAMHS, primary care, education, social services, youth and other services.
- To ensure that care is transferred thoughtfully and effectively at the end of involvement.
In order to achieve this Bolton Early Intervention Services offer:
- Culture, age and gender sensitivity
- Family orientated services
- Meaningful and sustained engagement based on assertive outreach principles
- Separate age appropriate facilities for young people
- Emphasis on normal social roles and service users' development needs, particularly involvement in education and achieving employment
- Emphasis on working with distressing experiences rather than on diagnosis
- A recovery based model of service
- A service designed and delivered through effective partnership
If a person is not suitable for our Early Intervention for Psychosis pathway, but who are at risk of developing psychosis and reach criteria on the At Risk Mental State assessment will receive a service via our EDIT pathway within our service. The work for this role may be for either/both EDIT and EIPT teams within our Early Intervention Service.
Interviews have been planned for Wednesdays 8 th May and/or 15 th May 2019
For further details / informal visits contact: Apply