Children & Young People’s Consultant Psychiatrists thrive in Norfolk and Waveney delivering innovative services

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Children, Families and Young People’s services in Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust continue to deliver positive service user experiences leading in the growth to recruit for Consultant Psychiatrists.

Recruiting Consultant Psychiatrists In Norfolk and Waveney

Recruiting Consultant Psychiatrists In Norfolk and Waveney

I have come from being a girl who hoped to never see daylight again, to a girl who is proud of who she is and knows that emotions pass and life is too short to waste it on self-destruction and suicidal thoughts.

Children and young people experiencing mental health difficulties in Norfolk and Waveney will benefit from better access to targeted help at an earlier stage thanks to the recent significant investment into the Children, Families and Young People's (CFYP) services.

Norfolk and Waveney (part of Suffolk) are receiving an additional £1.9m recurrent funding for the next five years to invest into CFYP mental health services. A proportion of this will go towards increasing staffing in specialist youth services at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS FT (NSFT) and to third sector mental health providers.

Dr Jon Wilson, Consultant Psychiatrist, said: “Consultant Psychiatrists are encouraged to participate in research and there are numerous teaching opportunities available in Norfolk. These include undergraduate medical school teaching at UEA medical school, which ranges from teaching students on placement to direct teaching of problem-based learning tutor groups, consultation skills and providing lectures. In addition, there are a variety of post graduate teaching opportunities.

"There is a specific theme of research around children, adolescents and young people which varies widely in its scope with a programme director and theme lead. NSFT is leading on co-applicants in numerous studies with ambitious plans to support the development of research and evaluation. The service is well-connected to national and international academics in the field."

NSFT’s CFYP 0-25 service is unique and aspires to address the issues raised by the children and young people's mental health and wellbeing taskforce. Senior clinicians at NSFT had significant input into identifying, articulating and finding solutions to the issues within the "Future In Mind" report. They also continue to present and exchange ideas with other key opinion leaders within the UK and overseas.

In Norfolk and Waveney, we want to create more positive young person's voices such as Sam's: "I have come from being a girl who hoped to never see daylight again to a girl who is proud of who she is and knows that emotions pass and life is too short to waste it on self-destruction and suicidal thoughts. You’ll have your good and bad days, but there’s always support around you. Even if you give up hope, the staff won’t".

As part of NSFT’s ongoing national recruitment campaign - New Beginning New Career - the trust is hoping to attract Consultants Psychiatrists to join its youth services.

NSFT are looking for consultants who will help us develop the CFYP innovative service, and support the research and evaluation of the many strands of work.

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