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E-learning for support workers in primary care settings

About the e-learning

The e-learning package aims to help support workers new to working in primary care settings, as part of the Integrated primary mental health and addiction (IPMHA) programme.

The e-learning is based on the Skills for integration for working in primary and community health settings, and was developed with guidance from an advisory group made up of NGO leaders and employers of IPMHA support workers from around Aotearoa. As part of the consultation process, a focus group and an e-survey were also conducted.

Topics covered in e-learning

  • Working effectively in the primary health setting as a support worker: Typical roles, and a typical day.
  • Teamwork and collaboration: Introduction to the general practitioner team; whanaungatanga; and motivational approaches.
  • Utilising information technology: A brief overview of the Duke health profile, Hua Oranga and Helpfulness assessments; case note writing; and tips for closing the loop.
  • Safety and wellbeing: Informed consent; safety assessment; and self care.

Access the e-learning

If you are a support worker who is working as part of the IPMHA programme with primary care, you can access the e-learning by clicking the register button below.

A big thank you to everyone that was involved in this collaborative project, we look forward to seeing its utility in helping support workers to work in primary care.

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