UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) Review Website

University College London was commissioned by the Department of Health to review Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) training and associated materials as part of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme. Following an interim report in January 2014, the PWP Training Review was completed in March 2015.

The final Report of the Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Review describes the second phase of the review undertaken between April 2014 and January 2015. The report summarises the changes to the national curriculum made in line with the interim report recommendations and the 9 key products of the review. Links to each of these key products are below.

  1. Revised PWP national curriculum
  2. Behaviour change models and strategies for PWPs
  3. Standards for competency assessment measures
  4. Principles and types of patient assessment in IAPT services – issues for PWP training and competency assessment
  5. Understanding and describing mental health problems – implications for PWP training and practice
  6. Updated PWP Best Practice Guide
  7. Guide to evaluating self-help guidance materials
  8. Roles in PWP training of NHS education commissioners, university training courses, IAPT service placement providers and BPS as accreditation body
  9. PWP continuing professional development and post-qualification training