In 2009, NIPEC was commissioned by the Chief Nursing Officer DHSSPS to develop a competency Profile for nurses and midwives: promoting the mental health and well-being of children and young people. Click to view the Competency Profile and Project Report links available below.
The Project was overseen by a Project Board, Chaired by Moira Davern, Co-Director of Learning and Development, Belfast HSC Trust. Click below to view the Project Plan and Project Board Membership. Click here to view agendas and notes.
An Expert Reference Group was established representative of all 4 Tiers of CAMHS, across HSC Trusts and included carers and the 3rd sector. This Group were responsible for developing the competency profile. Click here to view the Expert Reference Group membership, workshop programmes and summaries of workshops. Click below for the summary of the consultation process, and a copy of the Project Evaluation Reports.
requested that the Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council for Nursing and
Midwifery (NIPEC) lead a project to develop a competency profile for nurses and
midwives promoting the mental health and well-being of children and young people.
• Understanding of mental health and emotional well-being
Working with Children and Adolescents who have or may have Mental Health Needs