Promoting Excellence In Psychological Health & Wellbeing

Maggie Rosairo

Maggie Rosairo

Chair of the East of England Psychological Professions Network

Maggie assumed her role as Chair of the East of England Psychological Professions Network in January 2021. She is also employed as a Clinical Lead for IAPT Services with Hertfordshire Partnerships University NHS Foundation Trust and as a Lecturer in Evidence Based Psychological Therapies at the University of East Anglia. Maggie is one of the BPS representatives on the Programme Board of the APPTS programme (Accreditation Programme for Psychological Therapies). She has an MSc in Healthcare Leadership

Maggie completed her training as a Clinical Psychologist, at the Institute of Psychiatry in 2001 and her PgDip Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy in 2005, from Royal Holloway, University of London. She has been accredited with the BABCP since 2010. Maggie has worked in primary and secondary care psychological therapies services in a qualified capacity since 2001, leading two inner city IAPT services in London and then IAPT services in North Essex, for HPFT since 2015.

Maggie was born and brought up in East Anglia and cares deeply about contributing to the development and expansion of a highly skilled and committed workforce for the future, across our region. , encompassing all of the Psychological Therapy professions


Anna Brooks

Anna Brooks

Senior Assistant Psychologist, Psychological Professions Network (PPN) East of England

Anna joined the East of England PPN in October 2022. Anna has worked as an Assistant Psychologist in secondary care settings, inpatient and community, across Hertfordshire and Essex, as well as in a staff well-being hub. Anna is passionate about equality and diversity for those receiving, and providing support within the NHS and particularly psychological services. Anna completed her undergraduate BSc Psychology at the University of Warwick, and her MSc Research Methods in Clinical Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire.


Lara Green

Lara Green

Senior Assistant Psychologist, Psychological Professions Network (PPN) East of England

Lara joined the East of England PPN in October 2022. Alongside the Assistant Psychologist role Lara works as a BABCP accredited Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner. Prior to working in the mental health field Lara completed her undergraduate BSc in Computing Science and worked in a range of technical roles including Programmer, Quality Assurance Tester, and Information Analyst. Since 2012, Lara has worked in secondary mental health care settings both inpatient and community. Lara completed her MSc Psychology conversion course in 2020, and qualified as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner in March 2022. Lara is passionate about digital solutions, particularly how we can utilise technology to improve access and outcomes for people using mental health services. Lara is keen to share knowledge and develop resources to promote the psychological professions to a wide audience.

NEW! Two new communities of practice are in the process of being launched in the East of England!
These are Psychological Professionals in Physical Health Community of practice and Clinical Associate Psychologists (CAPs). If you would like to get involved in their launching or become a subnetwork member, please get in touch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The purpose of EoE PPN Communities of Practice is:
  • to link professionals working in specific areas
  • to share learning and good practice
  • to facilitate a unified voice and raise the profiles of different professions / projects across the region

We encourage all our members to get in touch if they would like to start a community of practice. We will help them promote the community of practice and offer ongoing support to develop it.

Interested in joining or creating a community of practice? Feel free to drop us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Psychological Professions Network, East of England (EoE PPN) is focused on bringing together project ideas that can positively impact the psychological professions in the region, as well as communities at large.

Launched in 2021, the current focus of EoE PPN is empowering its members to create thriving communities of practice, develop regional and national workforce strategies, and liaise with regional experts by experience and stakeholders, including commissioning groups. 

If you have an idea for a project that you would like to discuss and develop, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Here is an overview and update of our ongoing project work:

  • Support for the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist (CAPT) training initiative across the East of England. We have been working with HEE, The ACP, course training providers and local Trusts, mapping CAPTS, CAPTs with supervisory capacity and their current trainees across the region, to identify obstacles to training placements and then to work together to address these, with a view to meeting longer term expansion plans. This culminated in a joint presentation by PPN EOE and the ACP at the national Chief Psychological Professional Officers’ webinar in April 2021, to disseminate good practice from our region.
  • Initiation of a CAPT community of practice, to link clinicians across the region, raise professional profile, reduce isolation and share experiences, learning and good practice.
  • Clin. Psych programme of regional expansion. The PPN has joined with HEE, HEIs and Trusts / organisations across the region, to optimise and expand the number of high quality trainee placements available across the region
  • National project to increase the public understanding of the Psychological Professions – Dr Maggie Rosairo will co-chair this national project to explore and then seek to improve Public Understanding of the Psychological Professions.
  • PPN support for IAPT regional centralised recruitment campaigns including Trainee High Intensity CBT therapists, Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners and PWP Apprenticeships.

Developing the Psychological Professions across the East of England

East of England Apprentice Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Recruitment Initiative

The East of England IAPT partnership job vacancy for Apprentice Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner for the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme is now live and can be found here: https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/916534233

  • This job advert is for multiple IAPT providers across the East of England and is a central point of application. As part of this, applicants will be asked to submit their top 3 preferred services.
  • We encourage applicants to apply after attending our virtual recruitment event on Thursday 3 June 2021 9-11am where you will hear more about the role, application process and services involved. The link to attend the event: Click here to join the meeting
  • Please register your attendance for the virtual recruitment event by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Organisations / services recruiting through this process include: Norfolk Wellbeing Service, Suffolk Wellbeing Service, Therapy for You, Vita Minds, Total Wellbeing, Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, Insight Healthcare and Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust.

This vacancy covers IAPT services across Norfolk and Waveney, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Luton, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Hertfordshire and Essex.

Salary £21,892 - £24,157 moving to £24,907 - £30,615 upon qualification*
*Different employers may have different starting salaries, terms and conditions.
37.5 Hours per week, some evenings/weekends.
Permanent contract subject to successful completion of the course within 12 months and End Point Assessment (EPA).

You don’t need a degree to be a PWP!
The introduction of the PWP apprenticeship scheme offers the opportunity to train for the PWP role without requiring an undergraduate degree.
If you have a relevant undergraduate degree, we would welcomeyour application via our Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitionervacancy which we are expecting to advertise on Tuesday 1 June 2021.

Follow this link: https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/916534233 

  • for more information, including job description and person specification
  • “why work for us” documents for each recruiting organisation
  • contacts details for queries / individual services
  • to complete an application form

Vacancy closing date: 06/06/2021 (midnight)

Future website developments to follow.

Dr. Maggie Rosairo

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

East of England Chair, Psychological Professions Network (PPN)