The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice: Volume 1 Issue 1

Issues for workforce development


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Achieving race equality through training: a review of approaches in the UK

Joanna Bennett

Social policy in the UK has subsumed race inequality into a wider framework of inequalities, managing diversity and social exclusion. However, the David Bennett Inquiry and the…


Situational levels of burnout among staff in six European inpatient and community mental health teams

Robert Hill, Peter Ryan, Polly Hardy, Marta Anczewska, Anna Kurek, Ian Dawson, Heli Laijarvi, Katia Nielson, Klaus Nybourg, Iliana Rokku, Colette Turner

Working in mental health services has always been recognised as a stressful occupation and many studies have attested to the high levels of stress and burnout. This study examined…

The implications of mental health law reform for service development and workforce planning

Peter Kinderman

The UK Government has been planning changes to mental health legislation for at least eight years. On 23 March 2006, the Department of Health announced that many of these plans…

Implementing a new national role in mental health: the support, time and recovery worker

Alison James, Siobhan Chadwick, David Rushforth

Support, time and recovery (STR) workers are in the vanguard of the new frontline, non‐professionally affiliated groups identified in the NHS Plan (Department of Health…


People are our greatest asset: a model of real workforce development to turn rhetoric into reality

Malcolm Philip, Peter Lindley

The authors make the case for concluding that current workforce models stop short at workforce planning. These are not truly integrated approaches that take an inclusive approach…


Workforce development in the US: a third approach

Charles Rapp

The author identifies the two key issues in mental health workforce development in the United States at the moment as recovery and evidence‐based practice, viewed in the context…

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