NHS Education Scotland Learning Materials

The 10 Essential Shared Capabilities for Mental Health Practice Learning Materials (Scotland).

Welcome to the 10 Essential Shared Capabilities Learning Materials (Scotland).

The main emphasis of the learning materials is supporting cultural change in services by promoting rights-based, recovery-focused practice. The materials have been developed by NES as an outcome of Rights, Relationships and Recovery - the Report of the National review of Mental Health Nursing in Scotland (SEHD, 2006) but the materials have been designed in a way so they are relevant to people in all roles and settings who are involved in mental health work. This includes service users, families and carers, managers, practitioners, volunteers, peer support workers and all workers within the wider mental health community.

The pack is based on pilot learning materials developed in England. Following review of these and other resources, NHS Education for Scotland worked with an expert group consisting of service users, carers and representatives from the voluntary and statutory sectors to produce a version of the learning materials that is specific to the Scottish context.

The materials are action focused, as we believe there is little value in learning that does not translate into developing better services for service users and carers. To that end, the Activities that appear throughout each of the modules will play a key part in helping you develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that are central to the delivery of best practice.

The materials consist of 6 modules

Modules 1 and 2 should be completed first. Modules 3 to 6 can be completed in any order