Mental health awareness (online for teams)

In-house course
SKU
MHOT

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 available as a 1/2 or 1 day online course delivered in-house (for teams).

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 for teams in-house (we come to you)

    Also currently available (online for individuals)

    Course aims

    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

    Course objectives

    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

    Venue info:

    This course is delivered online (for teams)

    Trainer: Suzanne Pearson

    "It was excellent. Awareness around the challenges that poor mental health can present and the different ways in which this can affect work. Ways to recognise and support as a manager."

    Course participant, September 2020


    "Reinforced things I had been doing or knew before, useful tips to deal with certain feelings and situations, helpful resources and hearing other people's experiences. It was brilliant."

    Course participant, November 2020


    "The different areas which can impact on Mental Health i.e. Biology, social experiences and environments & our unique psychology. Holistic view and shared experiences. Well balanced between theory and practice."

    Course participant, November 2020


    "The incorporation of simple, practical things that can be done, personally and when supporting others or to share with colleagues."

    Course participant, September 2020


    "What to look for in people experiencing stress/anxiety and how best to approach."

    Course participant, September 2020


    "Well thought out for online training, break out rooms, chats, videos, slides etc. I have done mental health training before but still learnt loads. Wide coverage of topics for a half day. Suzanne has a wealth of knowledge and makes people feel confident to speak."

    Social Prescribing Manager, August 2020