Mental health: Learning exercises

Last updated: Thursday, June 16, 2016

Mental health quizzes


There is a quiz to help reinforce your learning about the use of medicines in mental health here.  You can look things up if you need to. Please select 'practice' as your game mode then click Start Game. There is also a quiz on the safety of medicines used in mental health here.

Example clinical problems: Mental health



To help you think about the process of clinical problem-solving, we've provided three real clinical problems for you. Click on the link to download the Word document to write in, or you might just want to look at the scenarios and discuss them with your tutor or a colleague. For each situation, please consider:
  • What questions would you ask if you were presented with this scenario in your practice?
  • What sources of information would you use?

There's no need to research a full answer unless your tutor instructs you to, but you could make notes on these scenarios and record them as a CPD exercise if you wish. Once you've had thinking time, you can see some suggestions we've made in response to each scenario here.

Do an enquiry in a Medicines Information (MI) centre


Finally, if you have access to the MiCAL training package (subscription required) you may like to undertake question no.18 in its database of example enquiries, which is a mental health scenario.