Mental health: Next steps in learning...

Last updated: Thursday, June 16, 2016


If you have an interest in mental health and caring for patients who suffer from psychiatric illness, then consider joining the College of Mental Health Pharmacy (CMHP). It’s an opportunity to make contact with colleagues with similar interests, share expert resources, receive training, and keep up-to-date.


BMJ Learning has a range of e-learning around mental health. Click on the ‘Browse by speciality’ tab then select ‘Psychiatry’. The MHRA also has a series of e-learning modules on psychiatry drugs including antipsychotic drugs, SSRIs and benzodiazepines.



CPPE has a detailed distance learning guide on depression that you can access via their website. Working with NICE, they have developed an e-learning tool for managing patients with anxiety disorders. You need to register with NICE e-learning to access this content.


In collaboration with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, the CPPE have prepared practical publications to assist with medicines optimisation in the mental health arena:
Schizophrenia medicines optimisation briefing and article;
Depression medicines optimisation briefing and article.


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