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Educate the mind with free online guidance tools

Free e-learning is the topic of this month’s e-resource focus.
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Free e-learning is the topic of this months e-resource focus

MindEd

Jointly funded by the Department of Health and Department for Education, MindEd provides free e-learning resources. It is supported by a number of leading organisations including the RCN, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the charityYoung Minds.

The aim is to provide clear, straightforward guidance to any adults working with children, young people and their families about their health, wellbeing and development to allow then to support the development of healthy minds.

While the e-learning can be accessed without registering, by completing the free registration process you are given a learning path created to suit individual learning requirements. It also allows the learning to be saved and certificates to be printed on completion of modules.

As part of the registration process you can identify your professional body and PIN

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Free e-learning is the topic of this month’s e-resource focus

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MindEd

Jointly funded by the Department of Health and Department for Education, MindEd provides free e-learning resources. It is supported by a number of leading organisations including the RCN, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the charityYoung Minds.

The aim is to provide clear, straightforward guidance to any adults working with children, young people and their families about their health, wellbeing and development to allow then to support the development of healthy minds.

While the e-learning can be accessed without registering, by completing the free registration process you are given a learning path created to suit individual learning requirements. It also allows the learning to be saved and certificates to be printed on completion of modules.

As part of the registration process you can identify your professional body and PIN number, allowing certificates provided to include these to help with re-validation.

A video talks you through the process of registering and starting your learning. There are opportunities to sign up for a newsletter and follow MindEd on Twitter.

MindEd allows you to complete whole packages or just complete any of 300 individual topics. All e-learning resources are interactive with video links, information pages and quizzes.

There are two e-learning packages relevant to all professionals working with children, young people and families: core curriculum, and healthy child mental health framework. Further specialist e-learning programmes are available on counselling, specialist and targeted child and adolescent mental health services, and e-therapies evidence review.

The core curriculum focuses on the mental health of children and young people; what goes wrong and what can be done to help. A wealth of information is available on child development, recognising problems and practical suggestions about when to be concerned, what to do and when to refer on to specialists.

The healthy child mental health framework consists of three comprehensive subsections: healthy child, healthy school child and adolescent health. This package is more specifically aimed at healthcare professionals and covers health and mental health from birth to adolescence. 

Find out more by visiting www.minded.org.uk

Complied by Jenny Pinfield, programme lead for pre-registration nursing, University of Worcester, on behalf of the RCN’s Research in Child Health community

 

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