WHAT DO YOU WANT TO LEARN?
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As this site grows (with your help I hope) I expect to add sections and perhaps re-organise the contents. If you would like to hear about new content and time limited LIVE training please leave your contact details for a regular email.
A list of other organisations that offer online mental training, often free to members is here
JUST STARTING OUT?
I've tried to find material that deals with some of the things that worry us all when we start working in mental health or psychology. There is also a link to a 'career map' if you are trying to work out what kind of training would be best for you. I hope this site helps you develop confidence and skills but remember always to work under supervision and to take anything that concerns you or makes you feel uncomfortable to your supervisor
DEVELOPING YOUR SKILLS?
As an experienced psychologist, therapist or mental health worker you know the basics and have good core skills. The links here are for people who want to top up their knowledge, dig a little deeper or find out about a new area of practice
WORK WITH ADULTS?
Most visitors to this site probably work with adults. As you would expect there is a good amount of online training that is relevant to working with adults. I'm here to help you find it. This page also includes a link to recent COVID-19 resources, which you can also find on its own page.
WORK WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE?
This area is for those of you working in child and adolescent mental health. You might also be interested in the section about School Mental Health below.
On this page I will include material that is specific to children, young people and their families; you will also find lots of relevant content on the other pages.
WORKING IN SCHOOLS?
There is more and more demand to work in schools and colleges but relatively little guidance and training available. I'm passionate about helping more young people get treatment and support as early as possible. We can also help parents, school staff and others to build healthy communities and schools.
WORK WITH OLDER ADULTS?
If you need more specialist resources relating to mental health needs of older adults including psychotherapy, dementia and support for carers please look here
I am blown away about the range and quality of free online training on neuropsychology. Huge thanks to Thomas Goodwin and Dana Wong for alerting me to these resources, an area in which they are expert and I am a novice. Also massive thanks to the twitter community for putting us in touch and being able to pass these great resources onto you. What ever your stage of learning there is something here for you.
BRUSH UP ON RESEARCH
This section includes free online resources to help clinicians learn more about research - both finding digested new mental health research (e.g. the Mental Elf) and learning how to appraise research (Critical Appraisal skills). You can also find out how to write PhD proposal and take a free course in statistics at Harvard University. How's that for your cv? As the site develops I hope to add more 'how to' links to help you develop your research skills.
Important and relevant online training in topics that all mental health professionals need to be aware of. You already follow the guidance of your professional body and material in this section is intended to complement that. This page is beginning to look a bit empty as other pages fill up so please let me know if you have ideas about online training on Professional Issues that I can include here.
This is where to come to see expert clinicians demonstrate their way of working and the theory or model of therapy that they use.
Here you will find a selection of more random, but high quality, free online training. So if you want to join a LIVE seminar on sleep research every Thursday afternoon at the University of Arizona this is your place. You can also listen to an Australian podcast, a weekly webinar from the Maudsley in London, join students at Yale University, or sign up for hundreds of free online courses at FutureLearn. Have a look