The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice: Volume 7 Issue 3

Issues for workforce development


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Student learning needs in psychiatry

Neel Halder, Rachel Pearson, Lik‐Chee Ricci Chang

This study aims to explore the area of learning materials used by students in their psychiatry placement in more detail, and to identify any gaps not adequately filled currently…

The role of link workers: a secondary care perspective

Palaniappan Sundaram, Sati Sembhi, Peter Devlin

There is an increasing emphasis on strengthening links between the primary and specialist services in order to provide more effective care for patients. The aim of this paper is…


Making mental health practitioners workforce ready

Victoria Stewart, Jann Fielden, Michelle Harris, Amanda Wheeler

Mental health workforce development is crucial to successful mental health care reform. A postgraduate programme was developed in 2008 at Griffith University, Australia, to…

Meaningful use of service user contributions to professional training courses: whose formulation is it anyway?

Anna Tickle, Louise Braham

There is much literature regarding the involvement of service users in the training of mental health professionals, yet there are few specific examples of such initiatives. This…


Evaluating the effectiveness of service user and carer involvement in post qualifying mental health social work education in Scotland: challenges and opportunities

Pearse McCusker, Gillian MacIntyre, Ailsa Stewart, Jackie Jackson

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of user and carer involvement in a new one‐year postgraduate certificate course for Mental Health Officers (MHOs) in…

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