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Mother and Baby Unit Recruitment
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Our new eight-bed Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) is due to open at the end of January 2019. This specialist inpatient unit for new mothers with serious mental health problems will ensure mums and their babies can stay together while the mother receives care for conditions such as severe postnatal depression, serious anxiety disorders and postpartum psychosis. It will accept women in late pregnancy (who require acute psychiatric inpatient care) and until the baby is one year old. 

A range of therapeutic services will be available including medication, cognitive behavioural therapy, family therapy, along with help with bonding and attachment.

Trained peer support workers – people who have personal experience of perinatal mental ill health – will also offer support and practical help.

The MBU will complement NSFT’s new Perinatal Outreach Team. The service cares for pregnant women and new mothers with serious mental health difficulties, as well as providing support for the rest of the family.

News of the opening of the MBU has been welcomed by a mum who received crisis care with our Trust when she suffered postpartum psychosis following the birth of her son. Read about her experience here.​

Where will the Mother and Baby Team be based?
We are delighted to start recruiting into this fantastic new team, which will be based in a newly renovated unit on the Hellesdon Hospital site on the outskirts of Norwich. It is set in attractive grounds surrounded by woodland, easily accessible by car or public transport with free parking, an on-site gym, research facilities and extensive library and training facilities.

Norwich is a great place to live and work. Find out more by visiting our Work for Us section.

So who are we looking for to be part of creating this new and innovative service?
We’re looking for people who enjoy working in fast-paced and busy environments, forging excellent working relationships with other health professionals across both mental health, midwifery and health visitors and beyond. The roles will include peer support workers, nursery nurses, care support workers, a social worker, occupational therapist, as well as qualified nurses and doctors.

We will also have dedicated time from a midwife and health visitor on the ward, these posts will be recruited to by NNUH and Cambridge Community Service NHS trust.

​You will need to be great at building relationships with women and their families and looking for the opportunity to be part of something new and special.

Our team will grow and develop their knowledge and skills by working closely with colleagues, sharing experience and knowledge to continually learn from each other. There will be extensive training for everyone from 1 November until the unit opens. This will include local courses, workshops and networking, with visits to our buddy MBUs in North East London.

Each role is fantastically different and working patterns for each role are listed in the advert.  


​A bit more about us
Norfolk and Waveney Children,​ Families and Young People's (CFYP) service is unique and aspires to address the issues raised by the children and young people's mental health and wellbeing taskforce. Over the past 24 months, CFYP has seen expansion and growth in existing and new services such as Early Intervention in Psychosis and Perinatal Community Mental Health service. Our CFYP services continue to thrive and innovate nationally. The service was recently awarded £3 million to develop the Mother and Baby unit and is one of four in the country commissioned by NHS England.

H​ow can I find out more?
​We have held two awareness sessions, however if you missed them, the presentation is included here: Mother and Baby Unit awareness session

 Jobs currently available (until 22 July 2018)

More jobs will be advertised soon - watch this space!​

​Job TitlePay scale​Link to Application Form
Specialty Doctor
£37,293 - £70,178 pa
​For more information and to apply, click here
Consultant Psychiatrist 
​£76,761 - £103,490For more information and to apply, click here​