In May, we celebrate the national awareness campaign – Mental Health Awareness Week, so what better way to show our support than to highlight a career in mental health.
What is a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner?
Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs) are trained to assess and support people with common mental health problems and help them implement self-management techniques to improve their mental health. They use a range of psychological interventions and skills to support individuals’ mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression.
Qualifications needed to become a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
For a career as a PWP, you will need to work towards a degree qualification. Employers such as the NHS may support your training through an apprenticeship or training programme. You will need good GCSEs, including your English and Maths at grade 4 or above. You will also need to demonstrate the skills, knowledge and behaviours required for the role.
Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Job Description
PWPs provide interventions and therapeutic activities for people experiencing mental health issues. They coordinate care plans, complete patient assessments, and signpost patients into different services where necessary. As a PWP, you could be based in either a clinical or community setting. You could also opt to work for the NHS or the private sector.
What is the salary for a PWP?
On average, PWPs earn anything between £25,654 and £31,534.
How many available vacancies are there?
The latest Labour Market Information (LMI) shows that there are currently 1,130 PWP jobs available in the UK.