We are committed to creating apprenticeships not only within the wider healthcare workforce but also within our own organisation.
Apprenticeships in mental health
Across the South West we have been collaborating with mental health stakeholders to develop the apprenticeship opportunities.
During the past year there has been significant changes happening across the apprenticeship landscape. In the South West region mental health care providers are in the driving seat with the development of the support workforce.
We have been working with mental health partners to support:
- Integrated recruitment for people to get in to health and care
- Apprenticeship programmes which meet mental health workforce needs and provide development opportunities for people to get on in their career
- Talented and ambitious people can go further into higher educational and pre-registration degree programmes.
In partnership with local colleges, universities and the skill sectors, apprenticeship programmes have been modified to reflect the workforce needs of the mental health care sector.
We are committed to developing the mental health support workforce and breaking the glass ceiling effect . And we will try our up-most to support employers, existing and aspiring apprentices, parents and the general public to get the information needed to be able to make informed decisions to ‘Think apprentice, be apprentice and be apprenticeship ready.’
Our overall mission is to ensure the mental health workforce is equipped with the right skills, the right behaviours and the right knowledge to provide care provision to our local health care population. We will support growth to flourish and to shape the mental health workforce of the future.