One of our Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners, Jessica, takes some time to explain about how the role works while working in our NHS Warrington Talking Therapies service.

"I was working as a Wellbeing Worker for young people leaving the care system and last year, I applied for a Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner role.

I work in the service four days a week and have one day a week at Liverpool John Moores University. The trainee programme fits my learning style as it offers practical experience, shadowing opportunities and support from supervisors including opportunities to role play.

Being part of a trainee cohort also means that there's a group of us going through the same experience, we learn together and if we’re struggling, we have one another for peer support.

I've learnt a huge amount that you can't learn from a book, like empathising and delivering effective treatments in a practical setting. What I enjoy most about the role is feeling like I've made a difference, hearing about the positive changes people have made in their lives with the support of the service.

I'm looking forward to gaining more experience and hope to continue to broaden my experience to be able to help people in a variety of ways."

If you are interested in becoming a trainee, search our vacancies.