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IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) – Ethnic Inequalities - Patient Representative x2 in total

  • Location : London
  • Status : 1 Year fixed-term contract
  • Salary : £300 per day and £150 per half day
  • Closing date : 22/02/2022
  • Interview date : 07/03/2022

The National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health is seeking a Patient Representative–Advisor to join the IAPT Ethnic Inequalities Policy Review Project as a College Worker. The successful applicants will have lived experience accessing (or difficulty accessing) Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services and be from a black or minoritized ethnic group. 

The IAPT programme has led to a significant increase in access to psychological therapies. However, it has become evident that there are ethnic inequalities in outcomes for those who use IAPT services. The purpose of this project is to develop an understanding of where and why inequalities exist, both in referral to IAPT and in outcomes for those who receive treatment through IAPT.

The project will also help us gain a better understanding of how people from black and minoritized ethnic groups experience IAPT pathways, and how such experiences vary by ethnicity. In order to help us develop this piece of work and deliver it on time, we need the contribution and involvement of two Patient Representative-Advisors to be part of the Project Working Group 

The Patient Representative–Advisor will become an integral member of the project working group carrying out the research, using their experience and insight to advise and guide the project team throughout each phase of the project.  

The Patient Representative–Advisor will be involved in all project meetings, co-design the surveys and interview questions, co-facilitate the proposed focus groups and the production of the final report. 

The contribution and involvement of individuals with lived experience of accessing (or difficulty accessing) IAPT services will be integral to the planning and delivery of the IAPT Ethnic Inequalities Policy Review Project. 

This is an excellent opportunity for patients to contribute their perspectives on important mental health equality issues and be part of our ongoing strategy and communications development. 

RCPsych has developed a high media profile and is a leading organisation in terms of equality and diversity. It was a recent winner of Charity of the Year at the European Diversity Awards. This is an excellent opportunity for patients and carers to contribute their perspectives on mental health equality issues and be part of our ongoing strategy and communications development. 

Please complete the enclosed application form and return it with an updated CV to HRrecruitment@rcpsych.ac.uk. Please send any other queries to this address as well.

How to apply

For more information and instructions on how to apply, please download the following documents:

We welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

Closing date: Tuesday 22 February 2022 at 10am

Interview date: 7th and 9th March 2022 - by Microsoft Teams

The College is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Charity registration no. 228636

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