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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 day a 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
- Managing 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.  


Learning Outcomes

1. To demonstrate an understanding of the range of mental health problems affecting people in the general hospital setting

2. To be able to use clinical data from a range of tools and approaches to identify and assess common mental health problems

3. 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 any non-mental health clinical professionals who are interested in developing their skills. The course is offered as a stand alone level 7, 15 credit module and is also an optional module for students taking the MSc in Advanced Practice.



“I honestly can't put into words how invaluable this course has been and the positive impact on my future clinical practice”

“I felt like I was taught by true experts who were very passionate”

“All of the sessions were relevant to my practice and valuable”

“The course was fantastic and I learnt so much through it”

“It felt a real privilege to meet the lecturers and it was fascinating to explore the issues raised over the duration of the course”

“Brilliant course. Very pleased to have taken part. Absolutely loved it”


Course Fees

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.

Want to find out more?

Aymie Backler
IMPARTS course administrator


Dr Lauren Rayner
IMPARTS Education Lead



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.
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  • 1. Personal Details
  • Which course date are you applying for?
  • 2. Funding Details
  • Please tick this box to certify that you have the £650.00 course fee and attendance approved by your line manager:
  • 3. Course Credits
  • 4. Contact Details
  • 5. Current Employment
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  • 6. Professional Qualifications
  • 7. Equal Opportunities for Students
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  • 8. Further Information
  • Is this course for professional development?
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