IMPARTS 5-day course: Mental health skills for non-mental health professionals
IMPARTS runs a short taught course ‘Mental health skills for non-mental health professionals’ for clinicians working in physical health settings. The course runs one a day week over five weeks and covers the most common mental health problems encountered in general hospital settings. Teaching is interactive, including role plays with actors, and supplemented by online material. The course is CPD certified and can also be offered as a Level 7 15 credit module for people studying for an MSc.
What does this course offer?
The course covers the key mental health presentations seen in physical healthcare settings. Each of the five taught days has a different clinical theme: depression and anxiety; confusion and agitation; persistent physical symptoms; substance misuse; and handling conflict. Students will become familiar with common presentations, assessment tools, basic management strategies and ethical issues related to each clinical theme. No prior knowledge of mental health is assumed.
- To demonstrate an understanding of the range of mental health problems affecting people in the general hospital setting
- To be able to use clinical data from a range of tools and approaches to identify and assess common mental health problems
- To acquire consultation skills to facilitate the management of common mental health and related clinical problems
Who is eligible to apply?
We accept applications from clinicians working in physical healthcare settings, including nurses, doctors, physiotherapists and other allied health professionals.
The fees are £650 for the entire course. This includes lunch and refreshments for every teaching day plus access to the latest resources and supporting material compiled by course tutors.
How to apply
If you would like to apply for this course, please fill out the registration form below. IMPARTS will never share your details with third parties.
IMPARTS 3-week course
This free, 3-week short-course explores the connection between mental and physical health and approaches to integrating care, course participants learn how mental and physical health interact. Through tasks, quizzes, patient statements and dramatised accounts, you will look in depth at the relationship between physical illness and depression/anxiety, and improve your ability to recognise symptoms and sources of help. Whether you work in healthcare, or you are a patient or carer, understanding how the mind and body interact can help you manage the emotional impact of illness more effectively.
The short course is aimed at helping patients, healthcare staff, students and carers alike to understand the connection between physical and mental health.
Participants will look in depth at the relationship between physical illness and depression and anxiety, building skills to recognise symptoms and sources for help.
The course is CPD accredited, which means it can be used to provide evidence for your continuing professional development.
Future Learn hosts this course in collaboration with King’s Health Partners IMPARTS.
To register now, visit the Future Learn website.