PMH Innovation Fund project
In 2019 HEE’s Public Mental Health programme supported two projects as part of the Innovation Fund. These have helped develop public mental health learning resources in primary and maternity care.
The projects aimed to develop and deliver training programmes to support these workforces. [HYPERLINK course pages somewhere]
Policy and clinical ambitions have been developed to improve the provision of mental healthcare in primary care and maternity settings. Whilst there were resources to support clinical practice, less resource was available nationally to address the wellbeing, mental health promotion, and sub-clinical threshold experiences of people accessing primary and maternity care services.
In addition to this, clinical and workforce development initiatives and policy were establishing the core skills and capabilities of primary care and maternity workforces in relation to mental health needs. Patient and public involvement in both clinical services and education and training also showed a need for this work.
The project sought to:
- Develop a tailored insight into the needs of the primary care and maternity workforces
- Increase the availability of training on mental wellbeing for these workforces
- Provide multi-modal programmes including interactive masterclasses and simulation training
- Socialise workforce leaders and commissioners to the needs of a workforce's mental wellbeing and the ways that these can be met.
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