Mind and body training for you
The King's Health Partners’ Mind & Body programme is committed to joining up mental and physical healthcare, training and research to improve health outcomes for our patients and service users.
Education and training play a crucial role in ensuring healthcare professionals are always developing and expanding their knowledge. Training courses can provide you with new perspectives, skills and expertise to put mind and body care into practice and help deliver the best possible care for patients.
Interactive education and training that focuses on the real-life situations and challenges helps to best prepare you to effectively deliver holistic care.
Here are some of the opportunities available across King’s Health Partners to support you:
Level 1: Mind and Body Healthcare: Addressing mental and physical health needs
This interactive e-learning module explains how physical and mental health commonly influence each other and is designed to help both clinical and non-clinical staff recognise the additional health needs of their patients and identify appropriate services to refer them to.
The online module includes ‘patient journey’ case studies to demonstrate how health problems often require coordinated treatment across the healthcare system.
Level 2: Mind and Body Awareness and Communication Skills - Adults
This online course aims to help practitioners working in mental health, physical health, and social care who work with adult patients to improve their confidence and competence in managing challenging clinical situations about interacting physical and psychological needs.
The course is made up of two parts; – a one hour e-learning course which you can complete at any time and at your own pace, followed by a quarterly interactive masterclass session to put what you learned into practice through role-playing and didactic learning.
Level 2: Mind and Body Awareness and Communication Skills - Children and Young People
This online course equips staff working with children, young people, and families with the skills to help manage both the overlap of physical and psychological needs of patients and develop their understanding of contextual factors that affect health outcomes.
The interactive course includes patient journeys through the healthcare system, whilst maintaining awareness of the impact on the whole family, and the wider systems around it. It also provides resources for those who want to learn more about holistic care and helps people source their own local mind and body resources.
Wellbeing in action: practical approaches to mental health
This one-day course has been developed in partnership with Maudsley Learning to support healthcare professionals working in the community who may encounter people in the early stages of mental distress.
It will break the concept of wellbeing into key components, allowing participants to enhance their skills and confidence in promoting good mental health and preventions strategies, identifying when patients are at risk of deterioration, harnessing strengths and resilience factors, and accessing appropriate support that patients can be referred to.
Our Mind & Body programme is committed to joining up mental and physical healthcare, training and research to improve health outcomes for our patients and service users. Find out more about the important work we are doing.