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Mental health learning and education

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This page will be updated regularly with a selection of our latest mental health education and training opportunities and information. Working with partners, we have developed training and educations programmes that enable health and care professional to have an awareness of mental health needs and how they may affect their patients and service users. 

Our learning 

MindEd

MindEd is a free educational resource on children, young people, adults and older people's mental health. MindEd is created by a range of organisations such as HEE, Royal Colleges, Young Minds, NHS England and NHS Improvement, professional bodies and is funded by the Department of Health and Department for Education.

Bitsized teaching

Bitesized Teaching is a simple concept; a 10-minute physical healthcare message delivered to ward-based mental health staff, in the place they work, at a time that's convenient for them. To find out more, visit the bitesized teaching webpage.

Mental health simulation training 

We've funded the creation of a product to support simulation training for mental health professionals, giving them the skills to provide high quality care. To find out more, visit the mental health simulation webpage.

Mental health awareness training 

We aim to embed awareness and knowledge of mental health and learning disability issues within all our educational commissions. To find out more, visit our mental health awareness training webpage.

Online eating disorder learning available for health and care staff 

Eating disorders are common and Anorexia Nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. However, people with eating disorders have better recovery rates and a reduced risk of relapse when they receive the right support as early as possible. A suite of training has been developed and tailored for specific staff groups supporting patients and service users with eating disorders. Current eating disorder elearning is available for medical students, foundation doctors, the nursing workforce, GPs and Primary Care Clinicians:

Nursing workforce

To support the nursing workforce in identifying and supporting people with an eating disorder, HEE has worked in partnership with the charity Beat to launch online eating disorder training for nurses. The three sessions take approximately 30-60 minutes to complete each and can be completed at the learner’s own pace. To find out more, visit the eating disorders elearning programme webpage

Medical students and foundation doctors

To support medical students and foundation doctors in identifying and supporting people with an eating disorder, HEE has worked in partnership with the charity Beat to launch online eating disorder training. The two sessions will take around 20-30 minutes to complete and includes additional learning resources for those looking to further increase their knowledge. The sessions also provide good preparation for those who go on to participate in medical simulation training on eating disorders. To find out more, visit the eating disorders elearning programme webpage

GPs and Primary Care Clinicians

To support GPs and primary clinicians in understanding and supporting people in all ages with an eating disorder, HEE has worked in partnership with experts by experience, NHS England and Improvement and the charity Beat to launch two short 30-40 minute online eating disorder learning sessions. 

PROMPT training

PROMPT training was developed to identify the psychological practice skills required by all aspects of the mental health workforce. The Project Team have developed a model to upskill practitioners across the specialist clinical mental health workforce and beyond. To find out more, visit the PROMPT webpage.