Teesside University

Teesside University

Primary Mental Health Care

This award provides education and training that meets the requirements of the Department of Health (2011) curriculum for psychological well-being practitioners by: providing you with a substantial knowledge base appropriate to Master's level study; facilitating the acquisition of core therapeutic and technical skills that underpin low intensity psychological interventions; enabling you to develop a positive attitude and commitment towards life-long learning and personal and development planning; ensuring you are prepared to meet the challenges of current and future contemporary mental health services. There are 8 core themes that run through the award via 3 modules. They help you to make clear links between theory and practice and include: clinical supervision, caseload management, information gathering, information giving, shared decision-making, low intensity interventions, values, policy, culture and diversity, personal development planning.

Entry requirements

Students must be employed as psychological well-being or low intensity practitioner with access to clinical supervision from a practitioner experienced/qualified in the delivery of low intensity CBT interventions; evidence of recent degree level study is required.

Course modules

Core modules: Advancing anti-discriminatory practice in primary mental health care; advancing low intensity intervention skills for common mental health problems; advancing multi-agency working in primary mental health care.

Assessment methods

Assessment is via examinations, role-play activities and the achievement of practice competencies. All written academic work is marked at Master�s level.

Sponsorship information

Please note that due to current anticipated changes to NHS education and HE funding, information relating to funding will be updated on Teesside University website.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Teesside University Middlesbrough TS1 3BA North East

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School of Health and Social Care
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01642 384176