The Psychological Professions Networks support the regional delivery of the psychological professions vision for England, across a range of workstreams and projects that deliver the maximum benefit of the psychological professions for the public. These workstreams and projects are focused on helping to deliver the NHS strategic agenda, as set out in:
- The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health Implementation Plan
- Stepping Forward to 2020/21: The Mental Health Workforce Plan for England
- The NHS Long Term Plan
- Long Term Plan Implementation Framework
- NHS Mental Health Implementation Plan
Our work adds value by bringing together a combined voice of the 12 psychological professions in policy development and delivery, in workforce planning and workforce development.
Who are the psychological professions?
Within England there are approximately 20,000 qualified psychological professionals working for NHS commissioned services. These include psychologists, psychological therapists, psychotherapists, counsellors, systemic family therapists and psychological practitioners.
*Allied health professions professional leadership