Education and progression for support workers in mental health

Hunt, L., Reeman, S. and Griggs, C. (2015) Education and progression for support workers in mental health. Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 10 (2). pp. 117-123. ISSN 1755-6228.


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Purpose: This case study details the development of a bespoke programme of learning for Support Workers employed in Mental Health sector.

Design: The programme was designed to serve three purposes: to offer a route into Mental Health Nursing; to upskill those who wanted to remain as a Support Worker; to improve the quality of care provided.
Findings: The paper shares the perspectives of the local Partnership Trust, a Support Worker on the programme and the Programme Director.

Originality/Value: Employers within the Mental Health sector are encouraged to develop their own staff and Universities are urged to think differently about curriculum design.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Wellbeing > Centre for Worked-Based Learning and Continuing Development
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Depositing User: Miss Chloe Griggs
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2015 09:33
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2017 00:28

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