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

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.

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

One day.

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

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.

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Introduction to Mental Health