Employment opportunities within First Step

Due to the size of the service, opportunities come up on a regular basis and all jobs are advertised on NHS Jobs https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/. If you are looking to relocate to Cumbria and are qualified to work in an IAPT service, please feel free to get in touch at any point and we can advise on current vacancies or any potential future vacancies (ncm-tr.firststep@nhs.net)

There are three main practitioner roles within First Step:

High Intensity Practitioners provide cognitive-behavioural therapy for people with moderate to severe depression and anxiety disorders (e.g. PTSD, OCD, Panic Disorder, Health Anxiety, Phobias, Social Anxiety, and PTSD) and a small number in each locality provide EMDR for PTSD when appropriate.

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners are trained in CBT-informed approaches for people with mild to moderate anxiety and depression. These approaches include guided self-help and delivering psycho-educational groups.

Counsellors provide brief counselling and CBT-informed treatments in line with NICE guidelines. They provide counselling for depression (when people have not responded to, or prefer not to use a CBT approach) and work with anger and mild eating disorders.

 


NHS staff celebrate helping over 100,000 Cumbrians’ with 24 hour three peak challenge

From Our Mental Health Team NHS staff celebrate helping over 100,000 Cumbrians’ with 24 hour three peak challenge

Over thirty adventurous First Step staff complete the highest peaks in the Lake District

First Step support service among country’s best

From Our Mental Health Team First Step support service among country’s best

First Step has become one of the most successful Mental Health services in the country

Trust Supports Armed Forces Day

From Our Mental Health Team Trust Supports Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day is being celebrated across the county, find out what events are on and the services on offer to support Military Veterans

Mental health practitioner swaps books for boots

From Our Mental Health Team Mental health practitioner swaps books for boots

Mental health practitioner Nicky Lavery steps into the shoes of military veterans to help evolve First Step services.

Mental Health Awareness Week: Helpful top tips

Mental Health Awareness Week: Helpful top tips

To round off mental health week we have developed these top tips from NHS Choices

Mental health awareness week: Suicide prevention

From Our Mental Health Team Mental health awareness week: Suicide prevention

To promote mental health awareness week the Trust has produced a number of articles raising awareness of different mental health issues

National Stress Awareness day: case study

From Our Mental Health Team National Stress Awareness day: case study

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is supporting national stress awareness day 2014 which is held on the 5th November

Ways to Wellbeing Workshops

From Our Health Professionals Team Ways to Wellbeing Workshops

As an alternative to individual talking therapies we also have workshops which you might be offered at assessment from FirstStep