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About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for successful candidates to train as a Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioner in our Adult Drug and Alcohol services.

We have places available in Cornwall, Bournemouth and North Somerset and you will be enrolled with the University of Exeter to undertake the training element of the course. We also have places available in Darlington, Rotherham, Grimsby, and Scunthorpe. For these positions, you will be enrolled with the University of Hull to undertake the training element of the course.

Being a Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioner involves providing compassionate, person centred care for adults (including older people), which is hopeful and focused on their goals. It begins with skilled information gathering, information giving and shared decision-making, with the intention of enabling access to the best community and professional resources that can help. It also involves delivering specific psychological interventions under supervision from a suitably qualified psychological professional. A full job description is available on request.

The trainee salary for this role will be £25,147, rising to £28,407 upon qualifying. This is a 12 month contract, ending in September 2025.

Visa requirements

As these roles are funded by Health Education England for home fees and not for international fees. The University requires you either need to have a UK passport, or have settled status in the UK. Only applicants that have the right to work in the UK without restriction and are eligible for Home Fee status, are able to access the training needed for this role. More information can be found here.

Information sharing

Please be aware that by applying for this position, you give your consent for your application information to be shared between our organisation and University of Hull as the education partner. Follow the link below to find out more about them:


Diversity Statement

As an organisation, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the diverse voices and experiences of our staff. We know that representing the communities we serve is key to us meeting our goals of radically improving people's lives. We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring and we encourage people from underrepresented communities and backgrounds to apply to join our team, including people with lived experience, people with disabilities, people from racialised communities, LGBTQ+ people and armed forces veterans.

Required skills

Applicants will need to make a successful application to the University supporting the placement. All information on how to do this will be supplied. Completion of the qualification is over an academic year.

The curriculum of the training is designed so that it can be available at both undergraduate (level 6) and postgraduate certificate level (level 7). This means you will need either:

  • For PGCert (level 7) - you will need to evidence you have a degree at 2:2 or above in any relevant subject.
  • For GradCert (level 6) - evidence of study at level 5 Level

Level 5 courses come in the form of the 2nd year of a bachelor's programme or a HND (Higher National Diploma). Level 5 qualifications are:

  • diploma of higher education (DipHE)
  • foundation degree
  • higher national diploma (HND)
  • level 5 award
  • level 5 certificate
  • level 5 diploma
  • level 5 NVQ

Entrants do not need to possess previous clinical or professional expertise in mental health, but should have demonstrable interpersonal skills and values consistent with providing hopeful, person-centred care.

About the company

Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.

At We Are With You we work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether. We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face in their local service, community or online.

We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year.

We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.

We Are With You.


  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • An extra day off for your birthday or a special occasion of your choice
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • 2 days paid volunteer leave per year
  • Auto-enrollment into We Are With You’s pension scheme
  • Access to a Blue Light Card - giving you great savings on big high-street and online brands
  • Flexible working opportunities and access to a range of services and resources to support you with your wellbeing
  • We have an excellent Refer a Friend scheme which offers you a £500 bonus for any recommendations, any role! Our scheme allows you to recommend your friends and family to work with us and earn a £500 bonus payment for every successful referral you make. Please note, the Refer a Friend scheme is only applicable if your recommended friend completes their 6 months probation period