Published on: 1st September 2021

Across Greater Manchester, liaison mental health services are helping people with their mental health and psychological needs whilst they are staying in hospital.

As two of the main mental health providers within Greater Manchester, we are working with Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) to recruit for a range of healthcare professionals to join the liaison mental health team.

Liaison services provide 24/7 mental health care in acute hospital and A&E settings. This includes psychiatric assessment and treatment for people experiencing depression, anxiety, psychosis, dementia and delirium.

This new animation, featuring five liaison mental health practitioners, describes the vital role these teams play at hospitals in Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, and the city of Manchester.

Aliza Raja, senior liaison mental health practitioner with us, describes the supportive culture of the liaison mental health teams: “There are really good benefits and a lot of support. It’s our culture here, to be like a family, so you should never feel like you’re out there alone.”

Warren Heppolette, executive lead for strategy and system development at Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership said: “We’re working together across Greater Manchester to make sure that people have access to a swift and compassionate assessment of their mental health needs when they come into A&E or an inpatient ward.

“Providing mental health care is vital and we need our mental health workforce now more than ever. The mental health sector is rapidly expanding and we are looking for more dedicated and talented people.”

If you're a dynamic, multi-skilled healthcare professional, with some experience of working in mental health and a relevant qualification, the we want to hear from you. 

Read more about the role and find current vacancies.