EQUIP training the trainers: an evaluation of a training programme for service users and carers involved in training mental health professionals in user-involved care planning

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Fraser, C, Grundy, A, Meade, O, Callaghan, P and Lovell, K (2017). EQUIP training the trainers: an evaluation of a training programme for service users and carers involved in training mental health professionals in user-involved care planning. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing. 24 (6), pp. 367-376.
AuthorsFraser, C, Grundy, A, Meade, O, Callaghan, P and Lovell, K
Abstract

Introduction:Limited evidence exists on service user and carer perceptions of under-taking a training course for delivering care planning training to qualified mental health professionals. We know little about trainee motivations for engaging with such train the trainers courses, experiences of attending courses and trainees’ subsequent experiences of co delivering training to health professionals, hence the current study.Aim:To obtain participants’ views on the suitability and acceptability of a training programme that aimed to prepare service users and carers to co deliver train-ing to health professionals.Method:Semi-structured interviews with nine service users and carers attending the training programme. Transcripts were analysed using inductive thematic analysis.Results:Participants’ reasons for attending training included skill development and making a difference to mental health practice.Course content was generally rated highly but may benefit from review and/or extension to allow the range of topics and resulting professional training programme to be covered in more depth. Trainees who delivered the care planning training reported a mix of expectations, support experiences, preparedness and personal impacts.Implications for Practice:Mental health nurses are increasingly co producing and delivering training with service users and carers. This study identifies possibilities and pitfalls in this endeavour, highlighting areas where user and carer involvement and support structures might be improved in order to fully realize the potential for involvement in training.

Keywords11 Medical And Health Sciences; 17 Psychology And Cognitive Sciences; Nursing
Year2017
JournalJournal of psychiatric and mental health nursing
Journal citation24 (6), pp. 367-376
PublisherLondon South Bank University
ISSN1351-0126
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1111/jpm.12361
Publication dates
Print20 Jan 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited13 Dec 2017
Accepted04 Nov 2016
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY 4.0
EditorsCoffey, M, Hannigan, B and Simpson, A
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