Academics from the School of Nursing and Midwifery Secure Funding for Innovative Masters Level E-Learning Project

Posted on: 05 November 2013

Professor Agnes Higgins, Dr Louise Doyle and Dr Brian Keogh of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, in conjunction with seven partner institutions across Europe, have recently secured significant funding to develop an e-learning package aimed specifically at mental health nurses.

The project known as ‘eMenthe’ will begin by consulting with key stakeholders across Europe to elicit their views on the key knowledge, skills and personal values that are required by mental health nurses in a number of areas. Based on this information, learning materials will be developed and available to Masters level students as part of their academic programmes.

This will lead to consistency across all partner institutions and more importantly, learning materials that are based on the needs and experiences of key mental health stakeholders including service users and their families. The elearning materials will cover the following themes:

  1. Recovery and Social Inclusion 
  2. Mental Health Promotion & Prevention 
  3. Working with Families and carers
The €360,000 in funding was awarded by the EU Lifelong Programmes/Erasmus Multilateral Networks.
The partner universities involved in the research are: Trinity College Dublin, Ireland; Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland; Halmstad University, Sweden; University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht, The Netherlands; Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland; Diakonia, University of Applied Sciences, Finland; University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.