One in four adults and one in 10 children experience mental illness, and many more of us know and care for people who do. All health professionals need to have an understanding of mental health conditions. We have developed training programmes that enable health and care employers to ensure staff have an awareness of mental health problems and how they may affect their patients and service users.
Our key delivery areas across mental health at HEE include:
- Adult and older people's mental health
- Children and young people's mental health
- Drugs and Alcohol
- NHS Talking Therapies for Anxiety and Depression (Previously known as IAPT)
- Perinatal mental health
- Psychological professions
- New roles and new ways of working in mental health
Further information and resources:
The HEE Mental Health, Learning and Autism programmes are designed to help our healthcare partners train and shape the NHS workforce to improve services and care for patients and users. You can now keep up to date with our work and receive regular newsletters. The newsletter updates will include:
- latest published and forthcoming reports
- consultations, forums, meetings, networks
- online and face to face events
- reference groups of forums developing mental health learning
- latest news, features, and stories
- education, training and learning development opportunities
- May 2022
NHS Long Term Plan
The NHS Long Term Plan makes a renewed commitment to improve and widen access to care for children and adults needing mental health support by 2023/24. The NHS Long Term Plan will deliver the fastest expansion in mental health services in the NHS’s history, with thousands more adults being able to access talking therapies for common disorders and better support being offered to children and young people.
Mental Health Workforce Plan
Stepping Forward to 2020/21: Mental Health Workforce Plan for England, sets out a high level road map and reflects the additional staff required to deliver the transformation set out in the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health. The plan was developed by HEE together with its NHS partners, the Royal College of Psychiatrists and other experts in the field of mental health services.