Clinical Governance for Mental Health Services in Higher Education: https://hubble-live-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/umhan/file_asset/file/707/Clinical_Governance__for_Mental_Health_Services_final_version_31_01_23.docx.pdf
Clinical Governance ensures that Mental Health Services operate safely, minimising potential risks to students and staff. All mental health interventions carry the risk of doing harm rather than good and without the parameters of good governance in place it is possible that individual staff and services deliver interventions that are sub-optimal or even harmful. In addition, the principles of Clinical Governance create a climate of trust and confidence in the service, which is vital to ensure students benefit from interventions offered, and that staff feel supported in their demanding roles.
This document focuses on services in Higher Education, but the principles and practice can be adapted for any educational setting. It may be especially relevant for those:
- Signed up to the University Mental Health Charter
- Updating their Student Mental Health Agreement
The document aligns with the 10 Essential Shared Capabilities of UMHAN's Capability and Conduct Framework