Education and progression for support workers in mental health
The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice
Article publication date: 11 May 2015
The purpose of this case study is to detail the development of a bespoke programme of learning for Support Workers employed in the mental health sector.
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.
The paper shares the perspectives of the local Partnership Trust, a Support Worker on the programme and the Programme Director.
Employers within the mental health sector are encouraged to develop their own staff and universities are urged to think differently about curriculum design.
Griggs, C., Hunt, L. and Reeman, S. (2015), "Education and progression for support workers in mental health", The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, Vol. 10 No. 2, pp. 117-123. https://doi.org/10.1108/JMHTEP-10-2014-0031
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