Welcome to the National Workforce Skills Development Unit
“I’m pleased to welcome you to the National Workforce
Skills Development Unit.
Our primary task is
to ensure that those who work in mental healthcare are valued, developed and
sustained so that everyone can fulfill their potential to impact positively on
the health of the people we serve.
We are a small team who work collaboratively with experts
across health, social care, health care policy and education. The talent,
expertise and creativity of these experts is brought to bear on a range of problems
to co-produce positive, measurable and sustainable improvements to the NHS and
wider care workforce.
Working in partnership with Health Education England we
seek to address the mental health workforce issues facing health and care
services in England.”
Chris Caldwell Director of Nursing and Director of the National Workforce Skills Development Unit
Watch our animation to better understand what we do
Meet the team, get to know who we are and what we bring to our projects
The COVID-19 outbreak has changed many things about the way
we live and work, but our mission and values remain the same. We will continue
to deliver high quality clinical services, training and education to all those
If you live in Barnet, Enfield, Haringey, Camden or Islington
and are aged between 0 and 18 years old, or care for someone that is, you can
now access the a crisis line if you are in need of urgent mental health support
or advice. Contact them on:
0800 151 0023
This line operates between 9am and midnight every day. If you
are an existing patient you can also continue to contact your clinical team in
the usual way.
Latest changes to
education and training programmes
If you are thinking about studying with us, our student
recruitment team are working as usual and course interviews are taking place online via Zoom, which is very
easy and safe to use. We will be starting our next academic year in September 2020 and the first two terms will be delivered online. If you have any questions about our courses or our
application process, please see our FAQ's here.
We are working with other NHS organisations to provide support in this difficult time.
Together In Mind
This project provides regular short
podcasts from wellbeing and mental health practitioners within the network.
They will be directly responding to what is coming out of out the ‘How Are You
Today’ check in survey.
In the current climate the amount of content advising children, young people and families on how to manage their mental health and wellbeing may be overwhelming. Our new 'Thriving Plus' page contains reliable content, ranging from videos to activities for children, advice for parents/carers and Government guidance.