Mental Health (Study Day)

Who is it for?

This study day is suitable for first level registered nurses working in primary care settings.

Overview of content:

• Identification of common mental health
  disorders and their treatment and management
• Therapeutic interventions
• Self-help
• Clinical tools and resources for use in practice
• Referral processes
• Group and experiential exercises

What is it about?

The study day will focus on mental health in primary care. It will include identifying common causes of mental health such as anxiety and depression, psychological disorders such as schizophrenia and suicidal ideation. It will also look at the role of therapeutic intervention such as CBT and self-help as well as national guidance, clinical tools, resources and referral pathways. The day will include experiential exercises and group work.

How does it enhance practice?

The day aims to raise awareness of mental health conditions that may present in primary care. Developing knowledge of common mental health difficulties and learning how to begin a conversation with people with mental health conditions, will enable practitioners to feel more confident in the initial assessment of common mental health issues and referral processes within primary care. This will assist the practitioner in improving outcomes for patients by early identification and management strategies.

Course Structure:

1 x study day - 09:00-16:00

Upcoming dates:

21 February 2019 (FULL)

Application and Funding

To apply for this course, please select the "apply" link at the top right of this page. For information on funding options please see here.

If successful in your application for the course you will receive a confirmation email with the exact details of the location of teaching, closer to the start date.

Tuition Fees

For details of current tuition fees for self funded or sponsored applicants please click here.

Programme Leader/Contact Name:

Jackie Dale

Tel: 0114 222 2072; Email:

Admissions/Support Officer:

Deborah Reid

Tel: 0114 222 2037; Email: