Promoting Innovation in Mental Health Care

Continuing Professional Development (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.


  • Wednesday 18 January 2023 10am–3.30pm
  • Friday 20 January in person 10am–3.30pm
  • Wednesday 1 February 10am–12 noon
  • Wednesday 15 February 10am–12 noon
  • Wednesday 1 March 10am–12 noon
  • Wednesday 15 March 10am–12 noon
  • Wednesday 19 March 10am–12 noon

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.

We have 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 to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.

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 2022/23


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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