Today sees the launch of A Complete Guide to Primary Care Mental Health, the comprehensive training resource for all primary care staff working with people with anxiety and depression.
Edited by the Centre for Clinical and Academic Workforce Innovation (at the University of Lincoln) and funded by the Department of Health, this excellent reference and teaching resource brings together the expertise of leading trainers in the field and comprises a reference book and CD Rom set.
Covering everything from ethical frameworks and cognitive behavioural interventions, to working with the voluntary sector and mental health law, A Complete Guide to Primary Care Mental Health is the only complete resource for those professionals with a special interest in mental health in primary care. Uniquely the guide is also suitable for use by a range of people including teachers, youth workers and patient advocates. The clinical skills training materials are compliant with evidence-based stepped care approaches approved by NICE.
Susan Bamber, Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner says:
“The toolkit is a must for Primary Care Mental Health Workers in training but also of use to anyone developing or refreshing knowledge and training in mental health.”
Professor Tony Butterworth CBE, Centre Director, University of Lincoln and Senior Policy Advisor to NHS Employers says:
“With education and training budgets under immense strain; where funding to attend conventionally delivered training programmes is scarce, this learning resource is both timely and welcome.”