Mental Health Awareness Programme - elearning 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 elfh Hub.

Executive team

  • Dr Julia Moore

    Chair, HEE elearning 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

    Jonathan Guy

    Project Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Scott Mountifield

    Lead Learning Designer, HEE elearning 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
  • elfh staff - Steve Hewitt

    Steve Hewitt

    Lead Learning Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare

How to access

In order to access the Mental Health Awareness programme, you will need an elfh account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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To view the Mental Health Awareness programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with elfh, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

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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 elearning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

Further details are available here.

Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access elfh Hub, you may be able to access the service by creating an OpenAthens account.

To check whether or not you qualify for free access via OpenAthens, you can view the eligibility criteria and register on the ‘OpenAthens’ portal.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Mental Health Awareness programme, please contact elfh directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact elfh directly to express interest.

More information

Please select the following link for more information on how to use the elfh Hub.

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