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Funded Module: Leadership for Mental Health

Funded Masters Module in Mental Health Practice


The demand for robust leadership across professional groups delivering on a mental health agenda is widely acknowledged within the context of contemporary health and social care integration.  The imperative for new ways of working, driven by effective interdisciplinary/interagency partnerships is emphasised in achieving quality goals for mental health prevention, promotion and care in a rapidly evolving health and social care landscape.  This is based on a sound knowledge and understanding of the culture and team dynamics within and between these complex organisations. 

This module is well suited to professionals seeking to explore this aspect of their practice.  It is anticipated the delegate will be encouraged to critically appraise their personal leadership role, the influence of team dynamics and the contributions diverse professional groups make toward the development and delivery of efficient and effective services.  This will be supported by revisiting the research process and application of evidence appraisal skills, enabling delegates to develop an in-depth knowledge of the most effective range of leadership approaches in the development and delivery of services for mental health. 

This is a Masters (SCQF Level 11) module and upon successful completion of the module, delegates will receive 20 credits.  This module is normally delivered as part of our MSc Mental Health Practice Programme.  For further information about the full award, please visit here.


Course Delivery and Assessment

This module will be delivered entirely online through a combination of self-paced study and live sessions with UWS teaching staff.  Course materials will be accessible via our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and the course content will also be accessible online for a short time after the module has been delivered, allowing delegates to revisit aspects of teaching.  A detailed timetable for the module will be available prior to course commencement. 

To pass this module, delegates are required to submit assessments.  The assessment methods will be discussed in detail when the course begins.

Funding Opportunities

Funding for this module may be available via the UWS Upskilling Fund.  The UWS Upskilling Fund is a budget for delivering training to Scottish industry sectors, provided and moderated by the Scottish Funding Council. To receive this funding, delegates must reside in Scotland or work for an organisation operating (with a business address) in Scotland.  If you are successful in obtaining funding a registration fee of £50 will apply only (the full module fee is £930) and you will be provided with a discount code to use at check-out upon application.  If you would like to find out more about this module or Upskilling Fund eligibility, please get in touch with our dedicated CPD team at


Delegates should possess a relevant Ordinary Bachelor's Degree or equivalent qualification at SCQF Level 9 (i.e. Graduate Certificate in Acute Care) normally within the past five years and have a command of current, evidenced based knowledge within your chosen subject.  In addition, delegates should have a professional background and be working within environments where mental ill health is a determinant on client outcome.  You will need an identified workplace supervisor and a supportive manager to assist you across the duration of the course.

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