Ealing's new mental health support teams will be expanding

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06 Jul 2020

Following on from another successful Trailblazer Project bid by Ealing Local Authority, in partnership with West London NHS Trust, another Mental Health Support Team (as part of Wave 3) will now be recruited in readiness for a November 2020 start.

This will mean that the service will be looking to partner with more schools which will again be selected based on the level of need in their school population, current mental health investment and support, and development of mental health leadership

Recruitment opportunity

In terms of recruitment, we will be looking to recruit four more Educational Wellbeing Practitioners or EWPs and are keen to recruit them from within our local community. Therefore, we thought that there may be staff within your schools looking for such an opportunity.

The minimum requirements for the post are as follows:

Undergraduate degree, 2:2 or above, in Psychology, Youth Work, Education or related subject


  1. Knowledge of the educational system in England
  2. Knowledge of children and young people gained through study in child development, child wellbeing or mental health.

It is essential that the applicant has previous experience of working with children and young people in either a health or educational setting

Skills and Competencies

  1. Ability to learn in a variety of settings and using a variety of learning methods
  2. Computer literate
  3. Ability to study as a self-motivated learner who can formulate their own progress towards learning objectives and negotiate pathways to achievement with supervisory teams.

Please cascade this information to anyone who you feel may be interested in such a post and ask them to contact Lisa Burrage, project manager, (via email in the first instance) who will be able to discuss the role further and prepare them for completing an NHS application. Adverts are likely to go out during the first week of August 2020.

Further information

Further communication about the development and implementation of the programme will be disseminated through gatekeeping, networks, including the Mental Health Network and briefings.

If you would like to know more about the project (other than recruitment), please feel free to contact Jon Hicks or Karen Gibson (contacts below).

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Last updated: 07 Jul 2020

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