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Psychological Services

“At NELFT we understand that physical health conditions can be worsened by psychological distress and take into account the needs of the whole person, body, mind and spirit. Anyone with a challenging physical condition can receive prompt and expert support from dedicated physiological and psychological practitioners working closely together”

Lindsay Royan, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Trust Lead for Clinical Health and Specialist Psychological Services

We invest a lot in equality and diversity making sure the workforce is as representative as the patients we look after this gives me a sense of belonging and is one of the reasons I love being at NELFT so much.

– Silobile Moyo, Community Rehab Lead

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I am so proud to work in a career I love.
I am so proud to work in the NELFT community.

– Georgina, Senior Occupational Therapist

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I’m really supported in my current team from accessing training and professional development to socialising. I’m lucky enough to call many of my colleagues friends and we enjoy socialising when we are able to.

– Jacqui Moody, Occupational Therapist

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I’ve been at NELFT for 20 years, I’ve stayed in NELFT for as long as I have because the values of this organisation are in line with my own beliefs, putting people first, prioritising quality, are key to the way I work and live. Everything we do at NELFT is about making a difference to the population we serve.

-Wellington Makala, Executive Chief Nurse.

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Training is encouraged and well supported across the trust and everyone has great development opportunities, particularly with pilot projects, interim roles and external training.

-Nick Bertram, Occupational Therapist  

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NELFT are as committed to the staff as they are to the patients, there’s a strong emphasis on looking after our own mental health and you can access things like support groups and yoga sessions which really helps.

– Rukshana, Occupational Therapist

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Every day is different and that’s one of things I love about this job. You never know what you’re coming into, but you always feel supported by the wider team to make those big decisions for your patients.

-Catherine Manderson, Crisis Team Manager, Kent & Medway.

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Joining the NELFT family of Psychological professions, you’ll be part of a major national initiative changing the way psychological services are delivered in England, delivering a range of psychological services with the opportunity to work in both acute and community settings.

Cultures

Our service model offers the following; 

  • Direct assessment and therapeutic work with patients and families individually and within a group setting
  • Working with teams including consultation advice and supervision of non psychological staff and joint clinical work with other professionals
  • Applying a person-centred approach that puts the patient at the heart of personal decision-making and service development
  • Teaching and staff training in the application of psychological care to improve health care
  • Developing practices that enhance the quality of psychological and physical and staff patients, carers, and staff
  • Research and evaluation 
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“I love working for NELFT and feeling like I am being part of something bigger.”

– Emily Edwards Little, Assistant Psychologist

“The psychological professions are at the heart of NELFTs transformation of mental health and community services. The Trust is committed to developing services for adults of all ages that place the service user and their social network at the centre of all we do. Psychological interventions and psychological understandings of mental distress are core to the transformation. We want to use the skills, commitment and creativity of our staff to grow high quality services that meet the needs of our local populations”

– Sara Tresilian, Professional lead Adult Mental health Psychological services.

NELFT has a thriving Research and Development department that supports a range of national and local studies. We have excellent links with UCL via a number of clinical academic posts and teaching links. We endeavour to support staff with research and quality improvement projects and to lead services which are research aware and research active.

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