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

Please note that if you access the content below, your progress and completion of sessions will not be recorded and you will not be able to generate a record of completion. If you require evidence of learning, please register and then log in to access this programme on the e-LfH Hub.

Executive team

  • Dr Julia Moore

    Chair, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • 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

  • Nicole Eady

    Dr Nicole Eady

    Clinical Lead, Health Education England
  • Jonathan Guy

    Project Manager, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Scott Mountifield

    Lead Instructional Designer, HEE 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

    Lead Instructional Designer, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare

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.

e-LfH is a Health Education England Programme in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies