CPA (England) Care Coordination

CPA Trainers Manual CoverRefocusing the Care Programme Approach (England)

Changes to the Care Programme Approach (CPA) for mental health in England were published in March 2008 DH_Policy_refocusing CPA. This learning resource is designed to support the existing workforce to adapt to these changes and to prepare future care coordinators to work with the refocused CPA.

This trainer’s manual is a freely available learning resource for updating, training and supporting care coordinators with the new guidance. At this stage of its development the programme is aimed at those who are, or will be, care coordinators.

Each unit of learning contains some or all of the following resources:

  • Summary and outcomes
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Readers/handouts
  • Identified trigger points for the video clips
  • Individual or group activities
  • Relevant reading and links

Ideally, the training team should consist of at least two trainers, including a service user. Some of the activities require two trainers. Our experience is that trainer dialogue and support enhances the quality of learning as trainers who have used mental health services bring along an important alternative perspective.