ALI SMITH MENTAL HEALTH TUTOR UNIVERSITY OF SURREY Developing Essential Early Intervention Skills
What do we already know is needed ? <ul><li>Ability to ‘talk’ about psychosis </li></ul><ul><li>Comfort with diagnostic am...
How do we know this? <ul><li>Feedback we gather from the users of services and their supporters </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence...
Development of our current workforce <ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborating </li></...
Development of the new workforce <ul><li>How do we develop the current expertise within our services? </li></ul><ul><li>Ho...
Working collaboratively <ul><li>With service users </li></ul><ul><li>With voluntary services </li></ul><ul><li>With educat...
The EIP Module at University of Surrey <ul><li>A tried and tested module for qualified mental health professionals </li></...
The Module aims to- <ul><li>Equip practitioners with the knowledge, attitudes and skills to- </li></ul><ul><li>Engage with...
Module evolution….. <ul><li>Currently the module as part of a BSc in Life Long Learning in Health and Social Care Practice...
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Developing Essential Early Intervention Skills

  1. 1. ALI SMITH MENTAL HEALTH TUTOR UNIVERSITY OF SURREY Developing Essential Early Intervention Skills
  2. 2. What do we already know is needed ? <ul><li>Ability to ‘talk’ about psychosis </li></ul><ul><li>Comfort with diagnostic ambiguity </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to work with clients and carers and/or families </li></ul><ul><li>A team with an overview- vocational, educational, family centred and holding a range of therapeutic options </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility in a fluid health service with an ever changing agenda </li></ul>
  3. 3. How do we know this? <ul><li>Feedback we gather from the users of services and their supporters </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence base that formed the original service plans </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing evidence base development from UK and also overseas </li></ul>
  4. 4. Development of our current workforce <ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborating </li></ul><ul><li>All influenced by current commissioning and service re design and possible NHS structural changes. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Development of the new workforce <ul><li>How do we develop the current expertise within our services? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we address the needs of clinicians who are joining Early Intervention Services now? </li></ul><ul><li>Where should our practitioners be based? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Working collaboratively <ul><li>With service users </li></ul><ul><li>With voluntary services </li></ul><ul><li>With education, health and social care </li></ul><ul><li>With trainers </li></ul>
  7. 7. The EIP Module at University of Surrey <ul><li>A tried and tested module for qualified mental health professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Developed in collaboration with Surrey and Borders Trust and Sussex Partnership Trust </li></ul><ul><li>15 day module, assessed by written assignments </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Module aims to- <ul><li>Equip practitioners with the knowledge, attitudes and skills to- </li></ul><ul><li>Engage with clients </li></ul><ul><li>Engage with carers and families </li></ul><ul><li>Assess client and family need </li></ul><ul><li>Consider vocational and educational needs </li></ul><ul><li>Consider therapeutic options </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute critically and thoughtfully to the continuing </li></ul><ul><li>evolution of the Early Intervention Model </li></ul>
  9. 9. Module evolution….. <ul><li>Currently the module as part of a BSc in Life Long Learning in Health and Social Care Practice </li></ul><ul><li>A Family Interventions Module is also run at Surrey, again with practice partners </li></ul><ul><li>A multi level option? </li></ul><ul><li>A bigger, longer, post registration specialist training? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Any Questions?

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