Our mission is to inform, enable and influence NHS healthcare delivery and commissioning to promote the benefits of psychological approaches for all.
As a member, you will benefit from the following:
- Joining a community of psychological professionals, and other key stakeholders, working across the region for NHS commissioned services and higher education institutions
- Keeping up to date with news, events and current issues through a regular newsletter, and the North West Psychological Professions Network (PPN North West) website
- Sharing good practice and clinical excellence
- Learning about research and innovation
- Influencing workforce development and contributing to decision making
- Developing leadership skills
North West PPN seeks to bring together all practitioners, managers, commissioners and educators, in collaboration with experts by experience, involved in psychological services and training across the region.
Whichever psychological profession you are, whether you work with children, adults or another population, whether you are in training or qualified, a manager, commissioner, educator, or an expert by experience, we welcome your contribution.
Being a member of the network is free, and will help join up all the psychological professions with other key stakeholders by being part of a broader community. It can help in promoting clinical excellence, research and innovation, and keeping up to date. You can help by giving a bigger voice to the psychological practitioner workforce.
How To Become a Member
North West Psychological Professions Network brings together all psychological professionals working in NHS commissioned services and higher education institutions, as well as other key stakeholders across the region, in a single multi-professional network.
The network offers two levels of free membership: psychological professional membership and stakeholder membership.
Psychological professionals need to fulfil the following criteria for full membership of the PPN North West:
- Primarily employed by NHS funded or commissioned services and/or provide training in psychological therapies and/or professions that are accredited by the relevant professional organisation.
- Qualified through having undertaken an accredited, skills based training programme specific to the psychological approach or therapy they provide, and that is recognised by the relevant professional or regulatory body.
- Eligible to register with the accreditation and/or regulatory body that governs practice for their specific psychological profession and/or specific therapy they provide.
- All trainees undertaking accredited training programmes which, upon completion, will enable them to register with an accrediting or regulatory body as a psychological professional.
- Psychological practitioners in roles that support registered psychological professionals, such as assistant psychologists, graduate mental health practitioners or psychological wellbeing practitioners.
The following criteria apply for stakeholder membership of the PPN North West:
- Leaders, managers and commissioners, experts by experience or other clinicians with a special interest in psychological practice, who work with the NHS but do not meet psychological professional membership eligibility.