Development of assessment tools for multi-professional competencies needed for collaborative working/co-production in mental health and Erasmus competencies.
The WHO’s European Mental Health Action Plan prioritizes the rights and empowerment of service users and their families. Service user partnership and involvement in education and service delivery is growing in importance for the development of future and current practitioners. Despite policies placing a strong emphasis on positive approaches like recovery-orientated practices and social inclusion, service user empowerment and involvement is still a common challenge across European countries. Higher Education Institutions have a significant role to play in changing this by developing the competencies needed by current and future practitioners.
Aim of Output
The aim of the output was to develop an assessment tool for multi-professional competencies that are needed for collaborative working/coproduction in mental health. Another aim was to develop competency assessment tool for Erasmus competences.
The STRENCO Project has been built around action research principles and draws together communities of practice (CoP). Central to this approach is the use of international CoP’s from six international universities involving students, service users, family members, clinicians and academics. A Participatory Design Research approach has been used, meaning that the participants (being students, service users, family members, clinicians and academics) contributed along a collegial-line to the development and production of the assessment tool during the project.
As results of this output, you can find two reports:
- Manual of STRENCO Competency Assessment Tool for Coproduction in Mental Health – Click the preview image to open the manual
You can download the STRENCO Competency Assessment tool for coproduction in mental health as a separate document:
2. Manual of Generic Erasmus Competencies Assessment Tool – Click the preview image to open the manual
You can download the STRENCO Generic Erasmus Competence Assessment Tool as a separate document:
The development process of assessment tools has involved many steps and all the STRENCO partners, with responsibility of VIVES University of Applied Sciences. Projects´s intensive programs have been utilized to test and take the process forward. To know more about the development process – Click the preview image to open the presentation ´Developing Mental Health Competencies´.