Mind & Body online course restarting in September
The 'Integrating Care: Depression, Anxiety and Physical Illness' Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is returning on Monday 9 September 2019.
This free, three-week course is available to staff at all levels and explores the connection between mental and physical health, and approaches to integrating care.
The course has been designed for both clinical and non-clinical professionals, as well as carers and patients, and more than 7,000 people have taken part so far.
Around one in three people have a long-term physical illness, and of these nearly a third also struggle with mental health problems like depression and anxiety. Symptoms like pain, fatigue, disability, and uncertainty around treatment can all contribute to depression and anxiety, which in turn can worsen physical symptoms.
The course covers a broad range of topics from understanding the mind and body link, recognising symptoms of and understanding the impact of depression and anxiety on health and quality of life, to communication skills to overcome barriers to talking about distress in physical illness, and treatment options and management techniques.
This course has been accredited by the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Certification Service, which means it can be used to provide evidence of your continuing development.
King’s Health Partners Mind & Body is committed to joining up mental and physical healthcare, training and research to improve health outcomes for our patients and service users.