The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice: Volume 13 Issue 3

Issues for workforce development


Table of contents

Exploring the experiences of trainee mental health workers: moving from theory to practice

Charlotte Kirton, Nicky Lambert, Helen Matheson, Sandra Connell

The Trainee Mental Health Worker (TMHW) Programme is an initiative developed collaboratively between Middlesex University and local NHS Mental Health Trusts in response to…

Job creation through income generation: an evaluation of Re-Cover, a decorating project developed with forensic mental health service users

Sarah McDonald, Mark Bertram

The purpose of this paper is to explore and describe the effectiveness, achievements and challenges of a job creation project that was developed with people in contact with…

Mental health recovery and arts engagement

Anita Jensen

Arts and cultural activities have been illustrated to be beneficial for mental health service users. The purpose of this paper is to explore the benefits of museum visits and…


Help yourself to our staff kitchen: a peer worker’s reflections on microaggressions

Aimee Sinclair

The purpose of this paper is to provide insight into the sanist microaggressions that peer workers face working in mental health and proposes ways in which peer workers and…

Work challenges negatively affecting the job satisfaction of early career community mental health professionals working in rural Australia: findings from a qualitative study

Catherine Cosgrave, Myfanwy Maple, Rafat Hussain

Some of Australia’s most severe and protracted workforce shortages are in public sector community mental health (CMH) services. Research identifying the factors affecting staff…


The role of television in perceptions of dangerousness

Louise Alexander, Jade Sheen, Nicole Rinehart, Margaret Hay, Lee Boyd

This critical review of historical and contemporary literature explores the role of television media in the prevalence of stigma towards persons experiencing a mental health…

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