Learning collaboratives and training offer

NHS England works with Health Education England to commission CYP IAPT Learning Collaboratives. These are made up of Higher Education Institution (HEIs) linked up with CAMHS partnerships to transform provision in their local area through training existing CAMHS staff based on the CYP IAPT National Curriculum and supporting infrastructure development. The six collaboratives work in their own region and also into neighbouring regions. Our current learning collaboratives are:

  • London & South East: UCL (University College London)/KCL (King’s College London) as the joint HEIs for the London and South East Collaborative
  • North West: Greater Manchester West Cognitive Therapy Training Centre as the HEI for the North West Collaborative
  • Oxford/ Reading: University of Reading as the HEI for the Oxford and Reading Collaborative
  • North East: Northumbria as the HEI for the North East Collaborative
  • South West: Exeter as the HEI for the South West Collaborative
  • Midlands: University of Derby as the lead HEI for the Midlands Collaborative

The collaboratives’ training and organisational development offer in 2015-16 includes training for existing CAMHS staff in the following:

  • 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 specialist community based eating disorder services
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents (IPT-A) for depression
  • Enhanced Evidence Based Practice – Certificate level course for band 5 and 6 CAMHS staff, supported byMindEd e-learning.
  • Core competency based curriculum using Roth and Pilling’s CAMHS competencies
  • Training for supervisors and service leads
  • Outreach and enhanced supervision training for staff not attending other training courses within the CYP IAPT programme
  • Combination Therapy – psychological and pharmacological interventions
  • 0-5s curriculum on evidence-based developmental, infant and child mental health interventions
  • Evidence Based Counselling
  • Evidence Based Psychological Therapies for CYP with mental health problems and autism spectrum disorder and/or a learning disability.

In addition to those above, a group focusing on developing training and curricula for staff working in inpatient settings was initiated, for completion in 2016/17. Separate to the CYP IAPT programme, a whole team training specification for children and young people’s community eating disorder teams has also been completed for delivery in 2016/17.

The psychological therapies selected for the curriculum are NICE approved; however a comprehensive CAMHS will offer other interventions.

As last year, local area partnerships of commissioners and providers will agree training numbers with their local CYP IAPT Learning Collaborative. The Learning Collaborative will receive funding directly from Health Education England for the agreed training costs of the courses. NHS England will pass match funding/the tabled contribution towards salary support to CCGs for investment in the relevant staff and providers. In the 2016/17 academic year the offer of salary support from NHS England to the partnerships is below. The funding is conditional on the partnership signing up to implementing the programme, including confirmation that match funding/the appropriate additional contribution of funds is available to release the staff to undergo the full training;

Trainee type Total FY 2016/17 FY 2017/18
Therapist £18,750 £7,500 £11,250
Supervisor £12,500 £5,000 £7,500
EEBP £3,125 £1,250 £2,000