Mental health with older adults – I am a professional working with older people

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). Free e-learning modules on recognising and addressing the mental health needs of older people, including modules on dementia.

Skills for Care. Free online guides and resources for anyone working with or providing services for people with dementia.

NICE dementia guidance. National clinical guidelines on supporting people to live well with dementia.

Mind. One-day face-to-face training course on meeting the mental health needs of older people.

Alzheimer’s Society. Online information, resources and training in understanding dementia, providing care for people with dementia, and creating dementia friendly communities.

Greater Manchester Health Innovation & Education Cluster. Free training materials for hospital staff in dementia awareness and dementia care.

Jackie Pool Associates. One day face-to-face training and online course (2 hours) in dementia care.

European Reminiscence Network. Two day, face-to-face training course (usually London-based) for practitioners working with people with dementia in facilitating reminiscence activities.

Dementia Training Centre. A range of face-to-face and online training courses for practitioners working with people with dementia.

NHS Health Scotland’s dementia resources. Free information and resources for carers and professionals working with dementia sufferers.

NHS Education for Scotland. Free online training in understanding dementia and providing person-centred care for those who work with people with dementia and their carers, with a separate version for ambulance clinicians.

Dementia Partnerships. A free guide to the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.

Dangling Conversations. A free, online collection of personal stories from people with dementia, along with reflective questions designed to help staff understand the experiences of those with dementia.

Care Fit for VIPS. Free and easy-to-use online self-assessment and resources from the Association for Dementia Studies for service managers and practitioners to develop person-centred dementia care.

Dementia Adventure. Face-to-face training and consultancy for organisations and individuals working with parks, woodlands and other publicly accessible green spaces, to make services dementia friendly.

Improving Dementia Education and Awareness (IDEA). Free online course about dementia awareness, self-paced requiring around 3 hours per week for 9 weeks.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service. Free guide to dealing with people with dementia aimed at ambulance staff.