Health Education England eLearning for Healthcare has added a new eLearning session on Public Mental Health to its MindEd programme.
The new online session, which is free to access, outlines the impact of mental disorder, mental wellbeing, and public health interventions. Mental disorder and poor wellbeing is common and can affect everyone. However, effective interventions can treat mental disorder, prevent associated impacts, prevent mental disorder from arising and promote mental wellbeing.
About the session
The eLearning session explores how access to public mental health interventions can be improved. The learning resource covers the following subjects:
- impacts of mental disorder and wellbeing
- effective public mental health interventions
- public mental health implementation gap and how to assess this
- how to improve population access to public mental health interventions.
The session is aimed at public health practitioners and trainees and members of the primary care, secondary mental health, social care and commissioning workforce.
The module was written by Dr Jonathan Campion (Director for Public Mental Health at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust), edited by Dr Raphael Kelvin (National Clinical Lead, MindEd Consortium) and was coproduced with Health Education England.
MindEd is a free educational resource for mental health. The variety of free resources aims to provide adults, across professions and organisations and including parents and carers, with the knowledge to support wellbeing, the understanding to identify young and older people at risk of a mental health condition and the confidence to act on their concern and, if needed, signpost to services that can help.