NHS Education for Scotland
We wanted as many health and social care professionals to have access to our inclusion resources as possible but we also wanted them to be part of the learning and development system.
See Me wanted as many health and social care professionals to have access to our inclusion resources as possible but we also wanted them to be part of the learning and development system as this would make them far more likely to be routinely accessed.
NHS Education for Scotland was critical to this being achieved.
They are the education and training body with a Scotland-wide role in undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing professional development, delivering healthcare education and training for the NHS, health and social care sector and other public bodies.
Early conversations were extremely productive and swift as they appreciated the quality and completeness of the resources and the extent to which the voice of healthcare professionals had been considered and how the resources had been linked to current improvement and policy work.
"The resources look brilliant, and we will use them within our work programme in relation to Action 2 of the suicide prevention action plan in a number of ways. Including them in our resource repository within the Turas Learn platform and linking to them from our skilled level learning bytes – we are developing an e-learning resource to pull these together – they are in standalone accessible pdf format at present.
"I’m really keen we develop an improvement approach to helping interested services test and embed changes in practice from their learning so if colleagues such as Wendy or others would like to discuss and share ideas around this as well that would be great – I’ve been working on a driver diagram and project charter to support this." Samantha McEwen, Principal Educator, NHS Education for Scotland
Healthcare professionals and students across Scotland now have greater access to mental health stigma and discrimination education and training than ever before.
The initial work has been completed as described below and the next step is to look at targeted promotion efforts towards specific roles and specialisms within the system where the needs are most pressing and or the potential for achieving change is greatest.
“Our intention was including the mental health inclusion tools in our virtual learning environment and resource repository, which we have done so, and which will be available online in due course. We are currently adding links on our own Turas Learn page and we will a link to the See Me resources there as well.” Audrey Taylor, Principal Educator – NHS Education for Scotland