This 12-hour course begins in the country of origin and provides education and support for healthcare professionals transitioning to work in NHS. It consists of communication skills, Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) issues, cultural awareness and managing relationships in multiprofessional teams.
Due to a shortage of Mental Health Nurses there is increased appetite to recruit MH nurses from abroad. To support these efforts Health Action Training has developed a unique course that helps prepare International Nurses for their new career and most importantly prepares them for a Mental Health OSCE. With a significant amount of the training conducted before leaving the home country this course heavily reduces the costs for the employing organisation and eases the transition for the nurses.
This 35 hr programme is open to learners from a range of fields helping to address universal and field-specific communication issues. The programme is applicable to all interpersonal communication, whether one-to-one or in team settings or the use of technology such as teletriage or video telephony.
This 12-hour course facilitates learners to reframe challenging experiences associated with living and working during a crisis situation. Ideas on loss, grief, bereavement and mental health first –aid inform a drama-based programme that fosters post traumatic growth, self-care and personal resilience.