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Nutrition: Mental health case study - Ami O’Shea (approx 45 minutes)

  • Released: 06/2023
  • Reviewed: N/A
  • Study time: 0h:45m

There are established links between nutrition and mental health. This case study will support pharmacy professionals to explore how to integrate nutrition into pharmacy roles to support people in practice.

This case study forms part of the Nutrition health learning gateway. On this learning gateway page, you will find a range of learning resources which aim to increase your knowledge, skills, and confidence in relation to nutrition.

Learning outcomes

On completion of all aspects of this programme you should be able to:

  • describe how nutrition and mental health can impact on each other
  • identify personal bias that affect consultations with people and how to manage these
  • discuss the role of pharmacy professionals in supporting informative nutrition conversations as part of holistic person centred care
  • demonstrate how you can discuss with a person the effects of nutrition on their mental illness.

How to use this programme

You can access this e-learning programme using a web browser on any device. You will need to be connected to the internet while you work through it.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Trainee pharmacists