Postgraduate Diploma Recovery in Mental Health (Leading to MSc in Advancing Professional Practice)

This course is normally a two-year course The Recovery Education Unit teaches the (1st) Certificate and (2nd) Diploma years. For those who wish to go on, the final year of the Masters course is taught at Sheffield Hallam University, Faculty of Health and Well Being.

The curriculum is designed to move from an exploration of the foundations of modern mental health care, to an understanding of current responses to people with mental health problems and their families.

It examines psychological approaches and acknowledges the impact of social attitudes and organisations in relation to mental health.

Recovery principles permeate the curriculum and value based thinking are central to the course.

Knowledge and skill development are assessed by the submission of four assignments per year. One module each year is delivered by Sheffield Hallam University, Critical Thinking   (year 1) and Research Methods for Practice (year 2)

Recovery and Values Based Practice

This is a 5-day course for people interested in developing recovery focussed practice.

The course will develop an understanding of the principles of recovery and introduce skills and interventions which will enable them to promote recovery for service users, families, friends and themselves.

Recovery and Mental Health (Online)

On-line learning offers a flexible and friendly approach to learning. Participants are allocated to a tutor and are   expected to join in discussion forums and submit individual pieces of work for feedback.

Basic IT skills are required specifically, ability to create documents in Microsoft Word, use e-mail, and search the internet.

Recovery and Mental Health Older Adults (Online)

On-line learning offers a flexible and friendly approach to learning. Participants are allocated to a tutor and are   expected to join in discussion forums and submit individual pieces of work for feedback.

Basic IT skills are required specifically, ability to create documents in Microsoft Word, use e-mail, and search the internet.

Recovery Focussed Family Work

This is a 5-day course for anyone with an interest in family work.

The course aims to give an awareness and understanding of the principles of family work, and considers what might help.