Advanced Mental Health Practice


The module content is built around the generic capabilities of advanced practice these being clinical, research leadership and management, and education. Furthermore, students will consider the core advanced practice mental health domains these being – a person centred therapeutic alliance, assessment and investigations, formulation, collaborative planning, intervention, and evaluation.

You will study key mental health conditions whether in isolation or alongside physical health problems, assessment, co-ordinated care planning, person centred therapeutic interventions/ alliances and contribute to the professional development of new knowledge and research. You will develop your knowledge of mental health conditions, mental health non-emergency and emergency assessment, care approaches, legislation, and international, national, and local policies.

The module is designed around Health Education England’s Advance Practice mental Health Curriculum and capabilities Framework.

Content will include:

  • Mental Health 1st Aid
  • IAPT (improving access to psychological therapies) counselling
  • Key mental health conditions
  • Collaborative planning and advocacy to promote equality and equity of care
  • Intervention and evaluation of mental health
  • Person centred therapeutic alliance
  • Advanced communication skills
  • Clinical practice and therapeutic boundaries
  • Self-awareness and negotiating care pathways with the service user
  • Professional accountability
  • Leadership and management in mental health
  • Education in mental health
  • Research in mental health
Academic credits
Delivery method
Blended learning
Centre for Health Innovation Stafford
Start date

Tuesday 3rd September 2024

Monday 21 April 2025

Health, Science and Wellbeing

Entry requirements

Students will need to be at least two years professionally qualified and working/training at advanced practice level. 




Katherine James

Senior Lecturer

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