Mental health work is based on competence – online material to support work

Mental health work is based on competence – online material to support work

The international eMenthe project is producing master-level online learning material for mental health nursing students and professionals on three different topics.

Concerns related to mental problems and service development are similar in Europe. Seven European higher education institutions are creating master-level online learning materials on key mental health themes. The materials will be used in field-related education.

The challenge of online materials has been the up-to-dateness and reliability of their contents. In the eMenthe project the teachers, professors and researchers are in charge of the contents as well as the pedagogy and production of the materials.

Better mental health nursing

Reliable online learning material supports professional competence and better mental health nursing. Education is a tool which guarantees good mental health nursing for those who need help.

- The online material includes the information sources and thus the user can assess its quality and reliability. Evidence based knowledge and practice are important in health care, tells Project Coordinator and Principal Lecturer Nina Kilkku from TAMK.

The project materials will be available to all in spring 2016. At the moment, the material production is underway in all the participating countries.

The project is administered by Tampere University of Applied Sciences. The project partners are Turku University of Applied Sciences, Diaconia University of Applied Sciences, Trinity College Dublin from Ireland, University of Nottingham from the UK, Hogeschool Utrecht from the Netherlands, and Halmstad University from Sweden.

Further information:
Nina Kilkku, Principal Lecturer, TAMK,, tel. +358 50 511 8754
Published 12.12.2016