University of Worcester

Degree level: Postgraduate

Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioner in Specialist Adult Mental Health (Taught)

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Course summary

What makes the Postgraduate Certificate and the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioner in Specialist Adult Mental Health at Worcester special? These Programmes are designed to equip students with the clinical competence to work in specified NHS mental health positions. The programmes will prepare Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioners (MHWPs) to work alongside multi-disciplinary team members to co-ordinate care, supporting collaborative decision-making about care and treatment. MHWPs will also be enabled to deliver a set of wellbeing-focused psychologically-informed interventions, aligned to cognitive-behavioural principles, based on the best evidence available, that address problems often experienced by people with severe mental health problems. Through the completion of a programme, MHWPs will be empowered to work collaboratively with carers and families as appropriate to enable connectedness and informal support. The programme will further enable MHWPs to share decision-making and deliver interventions that are underpinned by generic therapeutic competencies within the NICE-recommended interventions for severe mental health problems. These programmes has been co-produced with NHS mental health services and service users across the Midlands and follows a nationally agreed curriculum and assessment strategy set out by Health Education England. Key Features These courses seeks to enable practitioners to:

  • Demonstrate the clinical and professional competencies required to practice as Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioners within the NHS
  • Develop the core clinical competencies required to engage with and support people experiencing severe and enduring mental health difficulties
  • Apply clinical competencies in identifying appropriate goals, care planning and coordinating care in collaboration with people with severe and enduring mental health difficulties, their carers/family/partners and other multi-disciplinary team members
  • Be proficient in delivering psychologically-informed interventions based on the best available research evidence to improve psychological well-being in collaboration with people with severe and enduring mental health difficulties
  • Contribute to a culture of providing person-centred, recovery-oriented, trauma informed, and evidence-based psychological care in close collaboration with service users, their carers/family/partners and other mental health professionals within the NHS
  • Reduce inequity of access and outcome among those from minoritised groups accessing mental health services
  • Seek to eliminate all forms of discrimination from the experience of the mental health service users and staff

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Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioner in Specialist Adult Mental Health at University of Worcester - UCAS