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Promoting Innovation in Mental Health Care

CPD and short courses (short course)


12 weeks

Module level: 7

Module credits: 30 credits


This is a change management module. You'll focus on an idea to help support people with mental health issues and/or their carers in the community; for example a weekly support group for carers of people with dementia and how this would potentially be implemented.

Collaborative working involves a range of stakeholders and organisations. The inclusion of service users and their families and carers in decision making has been a major shift in care delivery, as has the move from a medical model to a social model.

Underpinning this is the emphasis on recovery principles and not symptom management. The development of peer workers in the UK has also led to recognition of how individuals who have experience of mental health problems can contribute to the recovery of others.

How you’ll learn
You’ll learn through blended learning, beginning with two days of face-to-face sessions at Chelmsford campus, comprising lectures and workshops. The remainder of the module will be taught online, via our VLE and will utilise discussion boards, e-tivities and guided reading.

Individual tutorial support is available either face-to-face and/or by email or telephone.

Achieve an award
You can take this module as part of our MSc Mental Health course.

Who should attend?

Whatever your background is, our course will meet your personal, professional and educational needs through engaging with innovation, research and leadership.


Please note: timetables are still to be confirmed, dates may be subject to change.

Face to face:

  • 23 January 2025
  • 23 September
  • 7, 21 October
  • 18 November
  • 2 December


  • 30 September
  • 14, 28 October
  • 4, 11, 25 November

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

30 credits (Level 7) for courses starting in 2024/25


Funding for CPD

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

Contact details

Holly Bird
[email protected]

CPD Admissions team
[email protected]

Entry requirements

Whatever your background is, our course will meet your personal, professional and educational needs through engaging with innovation, research and leadership.
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