Taught course

Mental Health and Well-Being: Multidisciplinary Practice with Older Adults

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust · Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to: hold an appropriate professional qualification relevant to your chosen career (or equivalent) and have at least two years’ practical experience in work with older adults since qualification - preferably more; have a first degree, degree equivalent, or evidence of other relevant post registration education/experience •be in a full-time or part-time post (paid or voluntary) in which you are working with older adults experiencing difficulties, be they behavioural, emotional or psychological (this may include managing, teaching or supervising staff) where you have a remit to make a difference in your work; you will need to bring examples of your work for discussion and reflection during the lifetime of the course, and you may be required to find a placement before you can take up an offered place on the course, if your work and/or role does not provide the experience described above.

Months of entry


Course content

The Francis report into the failings in Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust and the Cavendish Report into social care, have identified the need for training and support to enable staff working with the older vulnerable adult client group, to foster resilience, reflective practice and compassionate care.

This innovative course, informed by psychoanalytic and systemic theory is designed to enable such staff to acquire the knowledge and develop the skills and capabilities to do this. It introduces the fundamental aspects of mental health care and practice with elderly people, using a developmental framework. It will help you improve the experience and outcomes for the Elderly people you work with, through the development of your knowledge, skills and practice in working therapeutically and with compassion.

This course has two sister courses D24 & D24A and shares some of the training and curricula of these courses, to create a truly multidisciplinary/multi-agency course, as well as its own bespoke unique modules. The D24 course was awarded in late 2014 the “Excellence award in multi-professional education and training” by Health Education North Central and East London (HENCEL) and student testimony at the end attests to this.

Join us at a course specific Open Evening on the 16th May 2016 from 6.00pm- 8.00pm. To register your place, please complete our online booking form.

Fees and funding

Please see information on fees and funding for Tavistock and Portman students on our website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Katie Oliver
+44 (0)20 8938 2213 / 2214