Mental health: Next steps in learning...

Last updated: Monday, April 29, 2024

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 network with colleagues with similar interests, share expert resources, receive training, and keep up-to-date.

The Midlands Mental Health Clinical Pharmacist Network has produced a detailed workbook for use by healthcare professionals new to psychiatry, and their supervisors. Approved by the College of Mental Health Pharmacy, Introduction to Mental Health and Therapeutics covers a range of core and more specialist conditions as well other considerations such as legal frameworks.

CPPE has a number of resources to support your learning and practice in mental health that you can find by entering ‘mental health’ into the search box on any page of the CPPE website.

In collaboration with RPS, CPPE have also written several medicines optimisation briefings, including one on schizophrenia, dementia and depression.

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