Maximising efficiency in psychological professions’ training routes

To consider ways of maximising efficiency in training routes for psychological professions


The project will analyse training routes for Adult Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWP), Wellbeing Practitioners for Children and Young People (WP – CYP) and Educational Mental Health Practitioners (EMHP) to understand whether efficiency in training routes can be increased


Analysis of competencies across these roles and analysis on how to increase efficiency in training routes


Experts and proponents of the three main roles – PWPs, WP – CYPs and EMHPs including representatives from NHS England, The Tavistock and Portman Foundation Trust, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and training providers

Final report – Maximising efficiency in psychological professions' training routes

As part of the project we commissioned the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health’s (NCCMH) to conduct a competency analysis: 

NCCMH report - Maximising efficiency in psychological professions' training routes

NCCMH Matrix - Comparative matrix of competences (adult PWP, CWP and EMHP)

Health Education England who commissioned this work has put together a response to our report, addressing our recommendations. 

HEE Response - HEE Response to NSWDU on Maximising Efficiency 

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