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Physical Health Skills in Mental Health Care

CPD and short courses (workshop)


2 days

This workshop is for Health Care Assistants (HCAs) who work in mental health settings.


Are you a Health Care Assistant currently working in a mental health setting? Our two-day workshop covers theoretical and practical aspects of care.

Day 1
  • ABCDE approach theory
  • Explanation of and familiarisation with equipment used from cardiac/trolley/grab bag eg naso-pharyngeal/oro-pharyngeal tubes, suction machine and catheters
  • Vital signs theory and practice (TPR, SPO2)
  • Blood pressure theory and practice
  • ECG theory and practice
Day 2
  • Neuro-obs theory and practice
  • Blood capillary glucose monitoring theory and practice
  • Sepsis theory-demonstration of Sepsis 6 protocol
  • Physical health scenarios

Who should attend?

This workshop will benefit all Health Care Assistants (HCAs) currently working in a mental health setting.


Future dates to be confirmed.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care at ARU is primed to meet the demand for healthcare professionals, doctors, scientists and social workers in the East of England.

We've been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.

We know that our students want the very best experiential learning, and we've invested heavily in purpose-built simulated wards, science labs and skills spaces, to support your learning every step of the way.

Where can I study?

Tindal Building on our Chelmsford campus

Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

Two-day CPD workshop, 2024-25


Funding for CPD

Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.

Contact details

CPD Admissions

[email protected]

Entry requirements

This workshop will benefit all Health Care Assistants (HCAs) currently working in a mental health setting.

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