The overall aim of this course is to equip you with the knowledge and skills to support people with mental illness that you encounter in your practice. Following an introduction to mental health we will concentrate on: depression, anxiety disorders and insomnia, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, older people and dementia and children and adolescents. We will conclude by looking at supporting people with mental illness across all care settings. By engaging fully and actively with the content you will feel more confident in providing advice to people with mental illness and be ready to deliver a high quality service.
On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:
- describe more about what is meant by the terms 'mental health problem' or 'mental illness'
- describe the presentation and management of at least five mental illnesses
- list the main classes of medicines used in the management of five mental illnesses and how and when they are used
- describe the non-pharmacological approaches in the management of five mental illnesses
- access the relevant National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance and resources
- identify approaches to improve your consultation skills with people with mental illness using a person-centred approach
- explain the key role the pharmacy team has in supporting people with mental illness to make decisions about their medicines and optimise their outcomes
- describe the challenges in supporting people with mental illness in different care settings and across care interfaces.
How to use this programme
Once you have booked your place you will be emailed a link to log on to the Canvas learning environment – the online platform used by CPPE to host e-courses.
Learning intended for
- Pharmacy technicians
- Pre-registration trainees