Films highlight opportunities to join the East Yorkshire Mental Health Team

The team playing their part in transforming mental health care in Hull and East Yorkshire have come together to showcase where they live, to promote roles in a new NHS service.

“Moving to Hull an affordable lifestyle, wonderful people and having great opportunities.  I’ve never looked back.”
– Karolina, Clinical Lead
“Moving to Hull an affordable lifestyle, wonderful people and having great opportunities.  I’ve never looked back.”
– Karolina, Clinical Lead

Members of the team from across Hull and East Yorkshire took a camera crew to some of their favourite places near them to talk about the new service and why the area is a great place to live and work. 

Community mental health services play a crucial role in delivering mental health care for adults and older adults with severe mental health needs as close to home as possible. NHS England identified Humber, Coast and Vale, along with 11 other areas in the country, as pilot sites to test new and integrated models of primary and community mental health care. These sites collectively received more than £70million in additional funding during 2019/20 and 2020/21. By 2023/24, this will enable at least 370,000 adults and older adults per year nationally to have greater choice and control over their care, and to live well in their communities.

The team is made up of a range of mental health professionals with health and social care backgrounds, including psychiatrists, psychologists, community psychiatric nurses, social workers and occupational therapists. They provide support to people with moderate to severe mental health problems in their communities.

Paul Johnson, Clinical Lead at Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, said:

“We’re looking for a wide range of clinical and non-clinical staff to join our team and we thought who better than to explain what it’s all about than the team themselves. We want everyone locally to know about this opportunity but we also want to encourage people from further afield to think about relocating and being part of this pioneering project.”

Michele Moran, Chief Executive at Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, said: 

“We’re proud to serve communities across a wide range of unique and beautiful locations. People say that it’s a hidden gem but we want to bring it out of hiding and help our staff tell their stories about why they chosen to move her and what they love about living here.” 

East Yorkshire: ‘the secret’s out’ is a new campaign that seeks to attract more people to vital health and care roles in Hull and East Yorkshire from around the country and beyond.

The major partners for the project are: Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, City Health Care Partnership CIC, Hull CCG, East Riding of Yorkshire CCG, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Humberside Fire and Rescue Services, Humberside Police, Yorkshire Ambulance Service, Hull York Medical School, and the University of Hull. 

Featuring those people who have come to live, work and play in the area from all over the world, and every corner of the UK, the campaign shares information about the region’s schools, housing, standard of living, and quality of life.

To see the films and available vacancies, visit https://join.humber.nhs.uk/community-mental-health-transformation/

[Loren Hakeney – Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust]