During a worldwide pandemic mental and physical health has never been so intertwined into our current working and personal lives. This programme explores the impact of meeting (or not) the mental and physical health needs of patients and staff when working in new ways and with new emotional, psychological and physical pressures.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have designed this programme to suit virtual delivery.
Are you looking to:
- consider the impact of COVID-19 on patients and staff. Exploring new ways of working and the impact this has had on physical and mental health and general well being
- improve the quality of life for people with complex physical and mental health needs
- create health environments to support people to get the best outcome for their physical and mental health
- improve someone’s day to day experience when accessing health services
- help people access support within their community e.g. through social prescribing.
This programme builds on the RCN’s Parity of Esteem Programme and has never been more relevant in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Its primary focus is to improve nurse’s awareness and understanding of people’s physical and mental health needs. It is open to all those working in clinical settings that treat people with physical and/ or mental health needs. It would also be of interest to clinical leads and service managers who want to better meet the complex needs of their patients in an inclusive way. It has been designed to benefit from the skill and experience mix offered by registered nurses from Adult (RGN), Mental Health (RMN) and Learning Disability (RNLD) specialities.