Psychology and Counselling Support Contract – Health Education England

Psychology and Counselling Support Contract – Health Education England

To provide trainees with psychology and counselling support.

Contract summary


  • Health and social work services – 85000000

Location of contract

East Midlands

Value of contract


Published date

17 January 2020

Closing date

28 January 2020

Contract start date

01 April 2020

Contract end date

01 April 2021

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?




The PSU requires provider(s) who can provide trainees with Psychology and Counselling support. They will need to be prepared to deal with cases, varying in complexity, and mindful of the NICE guidelines for Depression and Anxiety and stepped care approach. In the majority of cases a standard support package would suffice (for example 6 hours of one-to-one support).
Where necessary providers will be required to highlight to the PSU any “high risk” cases at the earliest possibility. These cases are expected to be very small in number. Where there is a “high risk” individual e.g. someone in need of a psychiatry assessment, providers will need to be confident in seeking consent from the referred trainee to share their assessments with their GP to make appropriate referrals.
Where consideration needs to be given to occupational risk it is expected that this would be flagged to the PSU to then carry out an occupational health assessment if they deem necessary.
Providers are also required to demonstrate any duty of care protocols beyond the above.


About the buyer

Contact name

Matthew Lawson


1st Floor, Blenheim House
Duncombe Street
United Kingdom


+44 0



Other information


All documentation relating to this project can be found at HEE’s procurement portal – ProContract Due North.


How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.