Learning collaboratives and training offer

Health Education England (HEE) commissions learning collaboratives for the Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) programme. The aim of the programme is to improve outcomes and experience of care for children and young people by improving mental health care across the wider system (NHS, local authorities, voluntary sector, youth justice). This comprehensive approach to change differs from the adult IAPT services delivering standalone treatment for depression and anxiety.

The CYP IAPT learning collaboratives are Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) that work  with local area partnerships of  provider services and commissioners.. Their role is to embed CYP IAPT principles of delivering evidence-based, collaborative and outcome focused care with the full participation of children, young people and their parents/carers in their own treatment and in service development . Cultural change is achieved through mentoring and partnership working that supports infrastructure development (outreach service development and supervision training) and training existing CYP MH staff in evidence based interventions, supervision and service leadership.

The CYP IAPT programme works in partnership with the following six learning collaboratives:

  1. London & South East: University College London (UCL) and King’s College London (KCL) as the joint HEIs for the London and South East Collaborative; contact Alex Goforth: alex.goforth@annafreud.org
  2. North West: Greater Manchester West Cognitive Therapy Training Centre as the HEI for the North West Collaborative; contact Dr Deb McNally: deborah.mcnally@gmw.nhs.uk and Barry Nixon: barry.nixon@cmecic.org
  3. Central and South: University of Reading as the HEI for the Central and South Collaborative; contact Joel Williams; joel.williams@reading.ac.uk Pam Myles-Hooton: p.myles@reading.ac.uk
  4. North East: Northumbria University as the HEI for the North East Collaborative; contact Tony Machin: tony.machin@northumbria.ac.uk and Claire Pearson: claire.Pearson@sch.nhs.uk
  5. South West: Exeter University as the HEI for the South West Collaborative; contact Dr Catherine Gallop: c.a.gallop@exeter.ac.uk and Fin Williams: f.williams@exeter.ac.uk
  6. Midlands: University of Derby as the lead HEI with Northampton University for the Midlands Collaborative; contact Fiona Warner-Gale: fiona@associatesolutions.co.uk) and Jane Sedgewick: jane@associatesolutions.co.uk

The training and service development offer for courses starting in 2018 includes the following for existing CYP MH staff:

  • Core competency based curriculum using Roth and Pilling’s CYP MH competencies
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders and depression
  • Parenting training for conduct disorder (age 3-10)
  • Systemic Family Practice (SFP) for conduct disorder (over 10s), and depression and self-harm
  • Systemic Family Practice (SFP) for eating disorders – linked to delivery of community based eating disorder services
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents (IPT-A) for depression
  • Enhanced Evidence Based Practice – Certificate level course (aimed at band 5 and 6 CYP MH staff), supported by MindEd e-learning
  • Combination Therapy – psychological and pharmacological interventions
  • 0-5s curriculum on evidence-based developmental, infant and child mental health interventions
  • EvidenceBased Counselling
  • Evidence Based Psychological Therapies for CYP with mental health problems and autism spectrum disorder and/or a learning disability.
  • Whole team training for CYP MH staff delivering care in inpatient CAMHS units
  • Training for supervisors
  • Training for service leads
  • Outreach service development
  • Outreach enhanced supervision training for staff not attending other training courses within the CYP-IAPT programme.

The above CYP IAPT courses contribute towards meeting the targets to train 3,400 existing staff and Health Education England’s (HEE) offer (Recruit to Train and Wellbeing Practitioners) to train 1,700 new staff entering the CYP MH workforce by 2020, as set out in the Implementation Plan for the FYFV for MH. This is so an additional 70,000 young people per year will receive care from 2020. Each year up to 2020, the uplift in CCG allocations supports further transformation including the recruitment of the additional workforce required.

The therapies and interventions selected are NICE approved; however a comprehensive CYP MH service will offer other interventions.

2018 is the final year of the NHS England programme contribution towards salary support for staff who started their training in 2017/18 and are completing their CYP IAPT course in 2018.   From 2019, funding for CPD ( continuing professional development becomes ‘business as usual’ for CCGs and provider organisations. The funding available in 2018   is conditional on the CYP MH partnership signing up to implementing the programme, including confirmation that the appropriate level of funds will be made available to release the staff to undergo the full training.

Trainee type Total FY 2017/18 FY 2018/19
Therapist £18,750 £7,500 £11,250
Supervisor £12,500 £5,000 £7,500
EEBP £3,250 £1,250 £2,000