Assistant Practitioners for Mental Health

Welcome to the ‘Assistant Practitioners for Mental Health’ website, which is designed to offer information to a) those wishing to become a ‘Trainee Assistant Practitioner for Mental Health’ and to b) Organisations looking to transform their workforce by employing a ‘Trainee Assistant practitioner for Mental Health’. 

support workforceThe project is a Workforce Development Project for the North of England led by Health Education England North West in collaboration with Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Building on the ‘The NHS Five Year Forward View for Mental Health (FYFVfMH)’ and ‘Stepping Forward to 2020/2021, The Mental Health Workforce Plan, Health Education England in collaboration with Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust are offering funding packages to NHS and NHS Commissioned Providers of Mental Health services interested in transforming their workforce through the role of a ‘Trainee Assistant Practitioner’. 

‘The Assistant Practitioner’ is a 2 year Higher Apprenticeship, with 1 day on training release at University. It is a support role that works across a wide range of professions and care settings, enabling the post holder to bridge the gap across integrated care pathways, and be supervised by a range of health and care professionals. 

Please follow the links below for further details about the role or contact Kay Helliwell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07825 114 318.