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Mental Health Awareness

Learners will need to complete our training skills for trainers day before they attend any of our Train the Trainer course days. Please note that this is only compulsory if you have never attended one of our Train the Trainer course days before. You do not need to complete our training skills day if you have already attended.


There are likely to be many occasions when a health care or social worker will come across an individual who is suffering with a Mental Illness. This course gives you the tools to be confident in your work and shows you how to offer the right support at the right time. 

If you have chosen a career in health and social care, you are very likely to work with people with mental health issues at some stage. It’s important to know how to assess a situation to offer the right kind of support. When you can understand why a person behaves in a certain way, you can manage their care more effectively.  

During this session, you'll cover: 
The real meaning of the term ‘Mental Health’
The different types of Mental Health illnesses and the stigma they’ve held in society until now
What is the “Continuum of Mental Health’
How a person’s situation and life circumstances may contribute to their welfare and state of Mental Health
The real meaning of ‘Depression’ and how it compares and contrasts with ‘Bipolar Disorder’
What is meant by the term ‘Personality Disorder’ and how to recognise it
How to identify and care for people with ‘Psychotic Disorders’
The truth about ‘Eating Disorders’ and how to offer support
A clear understanding of the reason for ‘Psychosis’ in its varied forms
How to support and care for a person who is compelled to ‘Self-Harm’
The ins and outs of the Mental Health Act
How to recognise and cope with the more common difficulties you’ll face as a health and social care worker
Techniques to continue to work positively in Mental Health environments
How to deal with conflict and manage its outcomes in the workplace.


This half-day course comprises an engaging mix of activities with fellow learners (maximum fifteen delegates). You’ll be asked to complete a simple multiple-choice assessment after you take the course. You will receive a certificate once you have passed the assessment.


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