Mental health awareness
Drawing on a social model of understanding mental health issues and user perspectives, increase your awareness and understanding of mental health issues to better understand and support individuals experiencing emotional distress and/or mental health problems.
This is a 1 day in-house course (we come to you).
Develop your awareness of mental health; gain ideas and guidance for promoting wellbeing, and understand how to respond to difficulties that can arise.
The course focuses on the social, psychological and biological aspects of mental health including factors related to diversity. The views of people with ‘lived’ experience of emotional or mental health ‘issues’ will be central, as well as up to date information on approaches and services.
This course aims to raise participants' awareness of mental health issues in order to enable them to better understand and support individuals experiencing emotional distress and/or mental health problems
Available as a ½ day in-house course (we come to you).
To increase awareness and understanding of mental health issues to enable workers to better understand and support individuals experiencing emotional distress and/or mental health problems
By the end of the course participants will have had opportunities to:
- Raise awareness of some of the key issues within the field of mental health
- Explore the spectrum of mental health including what we mean by mental wellness, mental ill health and mental illness
- Raise awareness of diversity issues related to mental health
- Gain some practical insight into the experience of hearing voices
- Increase understanding of specific medical diagnoses of mental illness
- Find out about the mental health services and the systems for arranging and managing care
- Consider what we need to promote mental wellness
In-house courses (we come to you)
We would ask you to arrange a suitable venue and refreshments for the training. Contact us for more information.
Trainer: Suzanne Pearson
"I learnt more about specific MH diagnosis that I was unaware of, greater awareness of what it is like to hear voices, what services are available for people and how to access them. I will be more confident at recognising and signposting people. I will share the handout and reference list with my team."
"I learnt about the different degrees of mental health and what we can do for self help and support to others. Lots of information, very good day."
"Debate – talking about diagnosis, services. Thought provoking, fascinating, packed with content. Certainly one of the best courses I’ve been on and has re-sparked my interest."
"I found the day very informative, the group discussions very thought provoking. Great day all round. Very worthwhile."
"Paced according to the needs of the recipients. A relaxed and informed presentation. Exactly what I hoped to receive from the course. Thank you."
"Gave full and varied information on mental health topics/symptoms which will greatly help with working life. Really enjoyed course. Extremely helpful."