10 – 12 weeks
Fully funded for learners that reside within the West Midlands Combined Authority postcode areas. Please contact your provider for details.
10 – 12 weeks of 2/3 hr online sessions with 3 x 1hr online/face to face support sessions, delivered by our expert academic colleagues.
The course is offered to healthcare professionals already employed in health and social care including NHS Trusts.
This course is aimed at existing health professionals to support their own mental health and well-being, that of colleagues, and the people for whom they care. Mental wellbeing in the workplace is a key concern for all employers. When employees enjoy robust physical and mental health, they are happier, more engaged, more resilient, less prone to absenteeism, less likely to leave the profession, and have increased productivity.
The university has a long-established history of working in partnership with regional employers. This includes Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust and West Midlands Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust, who we have been working with for many years. Working with these employers, we have identified a need to upskill existing health professionals to support their own mental health and well-being, the well-being of their colleagues, and the people for whom they care. Mental wellbeing in the workplace is a key concern for all employers. When employees enjoy robust physical and mental health, they are happier, more engaged, more resilient, less prone to absenteeism, less likely to leave the organisation and or profession, and have increased productivity.
In collaboration with our employer partners, we have also identified a need to upskill existing health professionals that are not educated to diploma/ Foundation Degree. This group of professionals, need to enhance their critical reasoning, academic skills, digital capabilities, and confidence to take their next steps back into education, and in turn provide enhanced healthcare to patients.
Learners subject knowledge will be evaluated at the beginning of the Course and then at the end. Distance travelled and the degree to which there has been a change of practice will be measured using a self-evaluation tool.
Learners will enhance their specific knowledge and understanding relevant to their chosen course. For the organisation, patient care will be enhanced as a result of new knowledge, enhanced service outcomes, as well as contributing to improving employee retention and workforce planning.
Learners will re-engage with higher education, enabling confidence in considering progression to top up degrees and higher-level study. This, whilst a long-term aspiration, will enhance job satisfaction, career progression and reduce attrition for health professions workforce.
For more information, please contact Rob Smith at [email protected]