Mental Health Liaison Opportunities

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Are you a dynamic mental health practitioner who wants to work in one of the fastest growing cities in Europe?

Serving a population of 1.2million people, across one of the most exciting and affordable cities in Europe, GMMH is a leading specialist mental health care provider.

We employ around 5,000 people and provide community and inpatient mental health care, alongside substance misuse services across the north west. 

We work closely with service users, carers and partner organisations to shape and improve our diverse range of services, from health and social care, right through to high secure provision. Our passion for co-production is demonstrated by our Recovery Academy and our commitment to providing transformative care has been recognised by the CQC who have recently rated us “Good”.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of an exciting transformation of hospital liaison mental health services. As two of the main mental health providers within Greater Manchester, Pennine Care and Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trusts are recruiting together for Band 6 mental health practitioners at our sites across Greater Manchester.

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Band 6 Mental Health Practitioners from a range of professional backgrounds to join us at our bases in Stockport, North, Central and South Manchester, Trafford, Bolton, Salford and Oldham.

Our 24/7 liaison services provide responsive mental health care in acute hospital and A&E settings, to bridge the gap between mental and physical health. Our teams provide psychiatric assessment and treatment to those patients experiencing a wide range of mental health problems including; depression, anxiety, psychosis, dementia and delirium.

Adults with mental health problems are five times more likely to be admitted to a general hospital as an emergency[1], so a liaison mental health service is an essential component of any high-performing general hospital ensuring a person’s mental health needs are addressed when they are in hospital for their physical health needs.

We can promise you a fulfilling role, which is varied, challenging and an integral part of the health service.

As part of the recruitment process, shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend our free CPD event in Manchester, delivered through the Greater Manchester Liaison Mental Health Network on 21 March 2019. This forms an essential part of the recruitment process and will be an opportunity for you to meet team members and understand what each team has to offer you.

During the CPD event you will be asked to confirm your preferred locality and arrange your interview, which will be scheduled the week commencing 8 April 2019.

Apply now!

Why work for us – here’s what our liaison mental health staff say:

“I like working with colleagues from varied backgrounds.”

 “I love the fact that every day is different. You rarely know how the day is going to pan out.”

 “I work in a very supportive team”


The closing date for this vacancy is: 17 March 2019

CPD event: 21 March 2019

Interviews: week commencing 8 April 2019


[1] Dorning H, Davies A, Blunt I. Focus on: People with Mental Ill Health and Hospital Use. Exploring Disparities in Hospital Use for Physical Healthcare. London: The Health Foundation and Nuffield Trust; 2015.