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eLearning materials have been produced in the international eMenthe-project. The project (2013-2016) has been funded by Erasmus/multilater project.

Authorship page gives you detailed information on how to refer to different materials.

These materials are made for Master's level students and teachers, for professionals to update their knowledge and for the service users and families. However, they are open for all, so anyone interested can use them.

Master's level means that we assume that you already have some knowledge on these themes. So we haven't started in basics. However we have included some links, references or texts to refresh your memory or to find more information.

These materials are not as a course or program, but materials, so you can use them in various ways.

The content has been created according the results from 139 interviews in partner countries and from critical reviews. In materials you can find learning outcomes, some activities, like reflective questions and references.

Materials are made on three themes on mental health and mental health practice:

  • mental health promotion and prevention
  • recovery
  • families and carers

Some ideas and Instructions:

  • Teachers can use these materials in their courses or you can guide Master's students to use these eLearning materials independently. So if you are a teacher in Master’s program you can use some separate materials according the subthemes or you can guide your students to familiarize themselves with part or all of them. These materials could also be used for updating or refreshing the previous knowledge on these issues.

  • If you are a Master’s level student using this material, please remember that we assume that you have previous knowledge on these issues from your Bachelor level studies. There might be a need for you to search for more information, to refresh your memory or to update your knowledge. We have included some references to help you on this matter, but we recommend that you also make some searches yourself and check the issues also from your local and national perspective.

  • If you are a practitioner working in practice, this material is made for you to update your knowledge and refresh your memory. We hope you find the materials helpful and supportive for your clinical practice and professional development.

  • If you are a service user or a family member we hope these materials include important information to you. In some cases they might seem to be more student-orientated (like learning outcomes), but do not let that bother you but check the issues which you find interesting.

eMenthe project partners are:

  • Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland: Academic Coordinator of the project, Principal lecturer Nina Kilkku

  • Trinity College Dublin, Ireland: Professor Agnes Higgins, Associate Professors Louise Doyle and Brian Keogh

  • University of Halmstad, Sweden: Professor Ingela Skärsäter and Henrika Jormfeldt

  • Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands: Senior Lecturer Jan Sitvast

  • Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland: Principal lecturer Heikki Ellilä and Senior lecturer Mari Lahti

  • University of Nottingham: Associate Professor Theo Stickley and Researcher Oonagh Meade

We would like to thank also Diaconia University of Applied Sciences which participated in some parts of the project.

For more information you can contact the Coordinator ementhe@tamk.fi.

The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.