Training for nurses and allied healthcare professionals


Training for nurses

This training is delivered by Dr Sheila Hardy, a dual qualified nurse (mental and general) with many years’ clinical experience in primary care and mental health settings

Our training equips nurses and allied healthcare professionals working in primary care to ensure patients with mental health problems receive appropriate help.


Module 1 - Promoting wellbeing

The module includes factors which contribute to wellbeing and how to help people maintain their wellbeing.

Module 2 - Encouraging healthy behaviour

The module includes lifestyle behaviours that keep people healthy, and how to assess readiness to change behaviour, motivate change at each stage of readiness, and support people to change their behaviour.

Module 3 - Common mental disorder

The module includes a definition of common mental disorder and how to recognise, measure, and treat common mental disorder.

Module 4 - Severe mental illness

The module explains how a person with severe mental illness might be affected. It includes recognizing relapse in mental health, and how to improve their physical health.

This training can also be provided as a train the trainer programme. In collaboration with Health Education England, we have developed a toolkit for primary care. This provides guidance on using a train the trainer approach in educating the primary care workforce in mental health.

Train the trainer toolkit

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