This award pathway has been developed following consultation with PRIMHE, the DH, voluntary organisations and the Royal College of GP's.
The award therefore offers a new venture for PG delivery of study and is primarily focussed towards practitioners working in a primary and secondary mental health arena; on either a sessional,clinical, managerial basis from a leadership and/or educational basis.
This award is focussed upon an individual's personal and professional development, within a specialised mental health perspective, therby offering an exciting opportunity to review, reconsider and re-establish a range of diagnostic skills and assessment strategies and promote an understanding for brain-mind illnesses, emotional health, mental health wellbeing and treatment of mental illness.
The individualistic and professional approach to skill examination therefore both supports and underpins a range of prescribed competencies, deemed essential to future practice by the department of Health for future practice of GP's with a Special Interest in Mental Health.
Examples of core modules:
Ethics and mental health legislation
Common mental disorders: Recognition, assessment and management
Practitioner with a specialist interest in mental health: Facts, beliefs and values