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5. Trailblazers is a primary and secondary training programme that was developed in England. It involves a multi-disciplinary approach by modelling good practice at local levels of care. More information is available on the website . 6. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence is a branch of the National Health Service. Its aim is to provide guidance to the community, patients and health professionals on current ‘best practice’. Under the clinical guidelines section there are excellent and comprehensive guidelines for the management of a range of mental health problems. These include depression, schizophrenia and anxiety disorders. They have the advantage of covering management from both primary and secondary perspectives and are extensively referenced. The website is . 7. Innovate is a website at , which lists new developments in primary health care delivery both clinically and at an organisational level. It lists a number of primary health care mental health innovations and provides a description of the programme and any evaluation as well as contact details. 8. Linkages is a Waikato-based partnership between an NGO (Pathways), primary health care provider (Pinnacle) and the Waikato DHB. It aims to help people access information and services that best meet their health and social service needs. The Linkages programme provides individual assistance either by self/family referral or by a health practitioner. For more information, go to . Prompts When developing an educational programme, you may wish to consider the following points. Building relationships with experienced educators including cultural competency professionals, mental health practitioners and consumers who can provide additional expertise to a programme. The current range of help that is available to practitioners, and whether or not practitioners know this. What training your practitioners consider that they need, given their own views of their strengths and weaknesses. Establishing clinical leaders that will provide leadership in the development of core primary mental health competencies. The development of learning objectives that are clear, cover all knowledge, skill and attitudinal requirements, and that state what the provider can do at the end of the session. How to relate learning to real clinical practice. This means that training needs to be interactive, for example by using videotaping, role-playing.
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36 Primary Health Organisations: Service development toolkit for mental health services in primary health care Evaluation of the training (ie, what has been learnt – skills, knowledge and attitudinal change). What other changes are necessary to reinforce any gains from the education programme, for example any organisational change.
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