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Breaking Down the Barriers training programme is a collection of downloadable resources, designed to support face-to-face training. The packages and modules have been created in collaboration with HEE North, Central and East London, Acute Trusts, Mental Health Trusts, CAMHS mental health services, Primary Care settings, Young Minds and UCLPartners.

 

1. Mental health awareness training in NHS Acute A&E, emergency and urgent care departments

Training Package 1: Assessment of a patient with urgent mental health needs in an NHS acute emergency and urgent care setting

  • Module1: Assessment of a patient with urgent mental health needs in an emergency department. Assessing risk of harm to self or others, Mental Health Act (MHA), Mental Capacity Act, Deliberate self-harm pathway, Acute psychosis and Mental Health Act assessment

  • Module 2: Drugs and Alcohol misuse

  • Module 3: Psychotropic drugs and adverse effects 

2. Physical health awareness training in mental health settings

Training Package 2: Managing acutely unwell patients in a mental health setting

  • Module 1: Assessment of the acutely unwell patient and NEWS/MEWS scores, Interpretation of an ECG, Acute neurology – fits and funny turns

  • Module 2: Management of a collapsed patient – simulation training 

 

Training Package 3: Managing patients with long term conditions in a mental health setting

  • Module 1: Physical health checks, who does what? National Audit of Schizophrenia health check, Lester tool and Health Improvement Profile (HIPs)

  • Module 2: Managing patients with Diabetes in a mental health setting

  • Module 3: Managing patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) including smoking cessation in a mental health setting

  • Module 4: Managing sexual health of patients in a mental health setting.

3. CAMHS mental health and learning disabilities awareness training for GP practices

Training Package 4: Child & adolescent mental health awareness training for GP Practices

  • Module 1: Whole GP practice mental health awareness training

  • Module 2: Self Harm awareness in children and adolescents

  • Module 3: Eating Disorders awareness in children and adolescents

 

Training Package 5: Child and adolescent learning disabilities awareness training for GP Practices

  • Module 1: Learning disabilities awareness in children and adolescents

4. Generic module for NHS healthcare settings

Training Package 6: Case-based learning on serious incidents (SI’s)

  • Module 1: Case-based learning on serious incidents (SI’s) e.g. sudden death, cardiac arrest, neglect cases, etc.

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