Health & Social Care
 
Introduction to Mental Health issues (one day course)
health

>>AIM
This one day course will provide an introduction to mental health, increasing knowledge and understanding thereby offering a greater level of confidence to staff when supporting service users who are in distress.

>>OBJECTIVES
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of working with people as unique individuals
  • State the main types of mental ill health
  • Describe the legal frameworks relevent to mental illness
  • List 3 ways of gaining support from external agencies for a service user in mental distress
  • Identify 2 approaches they may use in supporting a distressed service user

>>DURATION
One day.

>>PARTICIPANT NUMBERS
This course should be run for groups of up to 16.

>>DESIGNED FOR
Staff who are new to working with service users who have mental health issues.

The contents of this course will incorporate issues of equal opportunities and anti-oppressive practice to assist participants in understanding and challenging all forms of discrimination.

Back to courses  
Introduction to Mental Health