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Resources for non-mental health nurses and midwives

The RCN Foundation is working with the University of Huddersfield and other partners to create an online toolkit to support registered nurses and midwives who are not mental health trained, but who work with children and young people.

Phase 1

For the first phase of this toolkit, the University of Huddersfield have developed the Huddersfield App for Mental Health Assessment (HAMHA) - a web-based app that can be readily accessed by non-mental health registered nurses and midwives to assess the child or young people within the areas they work in, such as school clinics.

Phase 2

The second phase has focused on developing and identifying an evidence-based app for CBT informed interventions to support children and young people's mental health as an initial response, whilst referrals to other services and support take place. This app will act as a guide for nurses and midwives as they cultivate therapeutic relationships with the children and young people they care for, and help them identify other interventions which may help. This work also explores the effect of digital interventions on the therapeutic relationship between the nurse/midwife and young person.

Phase 3

The University of York are working on the third phase of the toolkit, which is to develop and deliver a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that makes training in this area accessible to nurses, midwives, and other healthcare professionals in every part of the UK and beyond.


Once each resource is available, it will be found on this page, so do check back.