Mental health professional online development (MHPOD): Pilot testing of an online training package for Australian specialist mental health services
AS Nicholas, S Day, J Pirkis, CA Harvey
FOCUS ON HEALTH PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION-A MULTIDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL | AUSTRALIAN NZ ASSOC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL EDUCATORS-ANZAHPE | Published : 2016
Introduction: Australia's National Practice Standards for the Mental Health Workforce ("The Standards") outline the values, attitudes, knowledge and skills required to work in Australian mental health services. Mental health professionals are encouraged to meet these standards within 2 years of commencing practice. Mental health professional online development (MHPOD) is a multidisciplinary, self-directed, online learning resource focused on increasing the knowledge, skills and confidence of professionals across Australia related to The Standards. This paper outlines the evaluation of the MHPOD pilot, which aimed to identify changes in self-rated knowledge, skills and confidence as a result ..View full abstract
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The MHPOD pilot was funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. The authors would also like to acknowledge the support and commitment of the Secretariat of the Mental Health Workforce Advisory Committee.