Mental Health Awareness Programme - e-Learning for Healthcare
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This programme is in partnership with...
  • The Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Department of Health
  • Health Education England
  • Royal College of General Pracitioners

About the Mental Health Awareness Programme

Mental health problems are very common and NHS staff would benefit from greater awareness, as people with poor physical health are more likely to experience mental health difficulties. Equally, people with poor mental health often also have poor physical health.

This short programme aims to raise the awareness of mental health amongst health care staff. It is designed to give a broad overview of what encompasses mental illness, the link between mental and physical health diagnoses and outline some possible treatment options. These sessions provide all staff working within health care with some general strategies to help support individuals who are worried about their mental health, and advice about where to find extra support.

Programme structure

The Mental Health Awareness Programme is a collation of several small projects, focusing on different disciplines that all deal with mental health every day. Click each section header for further information on each project.

  • Perinatal Mental Health

  • Mental Health in Emergency Medicine

  • Mental Health Awareness for Healthcare Professionals

  • Mental Health Awareness for GPs

  • Mental Health for Practice Nurses

Open access session

  • Mental Health Awareness

    Anybody interested in learning more about mental health matters is encouraged to work through this open access introductory session. For healthcare staff, further mental health e-learning is available via the 'Log in' button. You should also log in if you require a record of completion, or wish your learning to be recorded as part of your professional development and training.

    To register for access to e-LfH content, please click on the ‘Log in’ button above and follow the simple instructions. If you are already registered with e-LfH, please log in and add the Mental Health Awareness Programme to your account.

Executive team

  • Dr Julia Moore

    Chair, Health Education England
  • Patrick Mitchell

    Patrick Mitchell

    Health Education England
  • Dirk Pilat

    Dirk Pilat

    Royal College of General Practitioners
  • James Cain

    James Cain

    HEE NCEL Head of Workforce Programmes
  • Helen Jameson

    Helen Jameson

    UCLP Director of Corporate Programmes & Chief Finance Officer

Project team

  • Dr Nicole Eady

    Dr Nicole Eady

    Clinical Lead, Health Education England
  • Jonathan Guy

    Project Manager, e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Scott Mountifield

    Lead Instructional Designer, e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Mandeep Kaur

    Mandeep Kaur

    HEE NCEL Senior Workforce Development Manager
  • Sian Jones

    Sian Jones

    UCLP Senior Project Manager
  • Ellen Nelson

    Ellen Nelson

    UCLP Project Support Officer
  • e-LfH staff - Steve Hewitt

    Steve Hewitt

    HEE e-LfH Lead Instructional Designer

How to access

In order to access any e-LfH programme, you will need an e-LfH account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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If you already have an account with e-LfH, then you can enrol on to the Mental Health Awareness Programme by logging in to the e-LfH Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My e-Learning section.

NHS healthcare staff in England

The Mental Health Awareness Programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this e-Learning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

Further details are available here.

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