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Mental health officers

We design and develop skills and learning resources to support the continuous professional learning of the mental health officer (MHO) workforce.

You can find all of our free learning and support resources on the Learning Zone

This includes activities which enhance professional development and the promotion of the value of research to inform learning activity and evidence informed practice.

We work closely with employers and other partners to identify learning needs specific to MHOs and use and commission research to support this when required.

MHO award

We work in partnership with MHO awards providers to explore how we can support course development and the continuous professional learning of the MHO workforce through:

  • collaborative engagement activity
  • sharing learning resources, expertise and good practice
  • identifying priority areas for incremental development of national learning resources
  • existing networks and forums such as the Scottish Association of Social Work MHO annual study conference.

Learning Zone

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Open Educational Resources

Find out how you can use content from our free learning resources as OER in this short film.

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Open Badges

Get recognition of your informal learning by claiming Open Badges. There are lots of topics to choose from to support your development