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Download our latest reports and tools here! All deliverables below have been commissioned by Health Education England (HEE).

Our project investigated whether training routes for Children and Young People Wellbeing Practitioners (CWPs), adult Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs) and Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs) could be made more efficient considering the potential overlap between the three roles. We also looked at career opportunities and challenges for CWPs and EMHPs. Download our findings below: 

Final reportMaximising 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 


The Multi-Professional Approved / Responsible Clinician Implementation Guide, referred to as Approved Clinicians Guide, has now been published.

This document provides guidance to NHS organisations and partner agencies looking to implement multi-professional approved (AC) and responsible clinician (RC) roles.

The adoption of the Approved Clinician role will allow patients to benefit from the unique perspectives of nurses, social workers, occupational therapists and psychologists. 

Guide

To read the full guide click here.

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For this project, we looked at attitudes towards mental health careers. We commissioned  a literature review and undertook a survey investigating attitudes towards mental health nursing specifically.  Download all deliverables for this project below: 

Final report - Attitudes towards mental health careers 

Literature review -Review of attitudes towards mental health careers in the NHS (Nuffield Trust Review)

Nurses make up almost 30% of the children and young people's mental health workforce and this area is a key focus in the Long Term Plan. For this project, we undertook a survey exploring nurses views on their skills and training in the area of children and young people's mental health. We engaged an expert advisory group of nursing stakeholders working across universities and the NHS to explore the skills and training needs of nurses.

Download the final report for this project below:

Final report -Enhancing the skills of nurses caring for children and young people with mental health presentations

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This rapid review explored barriers potentially preventing psychology graduates from studying accelerated mental health nursing courses, and solutions for overcoming those barriers.. The report can be downloaded here:

Final report - Psychology graduates - Mental Health Nursing

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For this project, we investigated the complexity of mental health career pathways, identified issues and made recommendations. A summary of all the work can be downloaded here: 

Final report Supporting promotion of mental health careers and developing psychology graduate career pathways

We also particularly looked into the issues around diversity and career progression. More detailed reports can be downloaded below: 

Diversity Analysis and recommendations on diversity of the mental health workforce

Career progressionAnalysis and recommendations on career progression in the mental health workforce

As part of the project, we commissioned the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH) to undertake further investigation into psychology graduates’ attitudes towards mental health careers. The report can be downloaded here: 

Final report - Mental Health Careers and Psychology Graduate Career Pathways - NCCMH

Appendices - Mental Health Careers and Psychology Graduate Career Pathways  - NCCMH

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