The wellbeing of learners on Practice-based Learning is central to ensure that the are successful in both their Practice-based Learning and wider studies.
The below resources have been developed for both learners and those supporting learners on Practice-based Learning.
Learners may require adjustments for a variety of reasons relating to their health and wellbeing.
Learners who disclose the need for adjustments in a timely manner often have support from their Higher Education Institute (university) tutor and the Higher Education Institutes own occupational health advisors in considering what reasonable adjustments they may require for their practice Practice-based Learning (placements). The university may also seek discussion with Practice-based Learning providers to ensure adjustment requests are feasible. It is useful in these circumstances to have a written document outlining the adjustments required to ensure expectations are met.
You may also find it helpful as practice educators to look at this guide for supporting learners on clinical Practice-based Learning who have been identified as having an additional learning needs. There is also a helpful guide to practice-based learing for neurodivergant students.
Other Useful resources:
Learner placements can be a very stressful time and learners will often seek support from their peers, but they should also receive support from their educators.
What can we do to help learners on Practice-based Learning?
NHS Leadership academy What is resilience – Leadership Academy
Developing resilience - tips - Mind
Developing resilience as a learner - HCPC guide to resilience
Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) - online tool
Protecting your mental health on Practice-based Learning - BDA article by third year dietetic learner Zunaira Awais on her mental health struggles during placement and how she prioritised her wellbeing.
Samaritans - 116 123
Mind Infoline - 0300 123 3393