Childrens Wellbeing Practitioner

What is a Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP)?

A CWP is a new role which has been developed and rolled out by the London and South East Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (CYP IAPT ) within children and young people’s mental health services across London and the South East of England.

The programme is a response to the target for offering evidence-based intervention to 70,000 more children and young people annually by 2020, by training up 1700 new staff in evidence-based treatments, outlined in Implementing the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health.

We are offering services in partnerships with the CYP IAPT programme, seeking to create new capacity within our services for delivering evidence-based interventions. The Learning Collaborative has been awarded the tender by Health Education England (HEE) to deliver the programme.

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CWP’s, Eikon & YMCA East Surrey

Together with YMCA East Surrey, Eikon has received funding for 3 CWPS post in Surrey. These are the first CWPs in Surrey and we are proud to be the pilot for this programme. We will be using the CWP’s in targeted areas of high need in Surrey working in specific primary and secondary schools.

Who will CWPs work with?

The CWPs will be trained over the course of a year to offer brief, focused evidence-based interventions in the form of low-intensity support and guided self-help to young people who demonstrate mild/moderate:

  • Anxiety (primary and secondary school age)
  • Low mood (adolescents)
  • Common behavioural difficulties (working with parents for under 8s)

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