Mental health pathways in practice

Enhance your mental health capabilities

MHPiP is a collaborative development between the Nursing and Midwifery Office, the Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) and all local health districts and specialty networks (LHD/SNs).

Designed by NSW mental health clinicians for NSW clinicians, this program offers a new and innovative professional development pathway. Here you will learn the fundamentals of mental health care with a focus on the application to everyday practice.

MHPiP is a supportive and engaging program to enhance your mental health care capabilities that will advance your career while providing the best patient care.

Video: What is the MHPiP program?

In the following video, Jacqui Cross, NSW Health's Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, explains the MHPiP program.

Who can benefit from the program?

MHPiP is a flexible program designed to support NSW clinicians, including mental health nurses, allied professionals and general nurses, in developing mental health care practice and building skills to provide the best care to consumers.

Learning about mental health provides a solid foundation to analyse the risks and recognise the early signs of mental health problems, have the tools and the confidence to act, and have the essential skills to support people on their recovery journey.

For those in clinical and non-clinical professions, this will allow you to:

  • perform better in your job
  • have opportunities for professional and personal development
  • experience the benefits of supporting the community and those around you.

The MHPIP program

Program overview

Download the MHPiP overview

Pathway 1 - Professional and ethical practice​

Promoting consistent demonstration of and commitment to professional values that support and enable effective ethical and legal practice.

Download the Unit Content Summary for Pathway 1

Pathway 2 - Working with the individual

Optimising therapeutic partnerships with people accessing services that recognise and respond to culturally diverse needs in the prevention of ill-health and the promotion of well-being.

Download the Unit Content Summary for Pathway 2

Pathway 3 - Collaborative communication

Maximising opportunities for an inter-professional collaborative practice that supports the delivery of person and family-centred comprehensive care.

Download the Unit Content Summary for Pathway 3

Pathway 4 - Delivering care

Delivering collaborative trauma-informed, recovery-orientated and
person-centred mental health care that is informed by professional and ethical standards.

Download the Unit Content Summary for Pathway 4

What makes this program unique?

  • Free workplace training.
  • Applicable to practice.
  • Learning about mental health.
  • Reflective and experimental learning.
  • Relevant and high-quality content.
  • Reputable team of mental health experts.
  • Flexible method of delivery.
  • Supported by peers and management.

Free workplace traning, Applicable to practice and flexible delivery method

How to enrol

To enrol in the MHPiP program visit the My Health Learning hub and search for Mental Health Pathways in Practice.

For more information

If you have questions or need more information about the MHPiP program, you can:

Current as at: Tuesday 11 April 2023
Contact page owner: Nursing and Midwifery