Mental Health Across the Lifespan Level 7 (Health CPD)
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Understanding how to communicate with and support people experiencing mental distress has become an essential area of knowledge and skill for all health and social care practitioners. Complex pictures of ill-health and distress occur across the life course through combinations of environmental, social, psychological and biological factors.
As a non-mental health professional, this module will provide you with opportunities to expand understanding, knowledge and skills to respond to the mental health of individuals of all ages, with compassion and competence.
Online Module introduction:
Online Block Release Dates:
02/10/23, 16/10/23, 30/10/23, 13/11/23, 27/11/23, 11/12/23
03/10/23, 17/10/23, 31/10/23, 14/11/23, 28/11/23, 12/12/23 all 10-11am
10/10/23, 24/10/23, 07/11/23, 21/11/23, 05/12/23, 19/12/23 all 10-12noon
- Provide critically evaluated, effective and responsive care and support to people presenting with mental health related issues across settings and at different life stages.
- Critically analyse a range of expressions of mental distress and their impact on patient presentation at different life stages.
- Demonstrate through critical discussion, an in-depth understanding of a range of mental health assessment approaches and tools appropriate for patients and service users of different ages.
- Critically evaluate current evidence and mental health guidance and its application to practice in paediatric and adult services and contexts.
- Apply advanced problem-solving approaches related to the identification and management of mental health concerns in non-specialist settings, including paediatric services and across the lifespan.
- Undertake an effective and comprehensive assessment of patients experiencing mental distress and identify appropriate interventions
- Critically appraise the range of relevant mental health services and the indicators for appropriate referral at different stages of the life course.
6 Online blocks of learning over 12 weeks
Live online webinars and tutorials
20 credits = 200 effort hours
At least one study day per 2-week block of learning
Attendance expected at live (synchronous) tutorials and webinars
Level 7 4000-word assignment
To apply for this as a single module as part of your Continuing Professional Development please enter the application system via our Professional Development section.
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