Mental health affects us all. And having a greater awareness of what mental health issues exist, how they can affect us and how to respond when they occur, can have a huge benefit not just in our own lives, but in helping others too.
Our one day mental health General Awareness workshop is designed to act as an introduction to some of the most common mental health issues, giving you the knowledge and skills to help identify and assist people struggling with their mental health.
The course will cover:
- What is mental health?
- The stigma around mental health and the barriers to openly discussing our mental health
- The most common types of mental health : depression, anxiety, PTSD, Addiction, Bipolar and other psychosis
- How to approach someone if you are concerned about their mental health
- Mental health toolkit for supporting someone else
- How to self care, including protecting against compassion fatigue and burnout
- Developing a culture of support around mental health
At the end of the course you will be certified in Mental Health General Awareness with the knowledge and resources to provide first level response, whether that’s within the workplace, home or social environment.
You’ll have the confidence and skills to identify and support others with their own mental health, as well as being more aware of your own.
The workshop consists of a mixture of presentation work, small group exercises and larger group discussion.
You will be given a mental health general awareness certificate on completion. Training is led by a qualified suicide first aid and mental health tutor.
We'll also ensure you know how to look after your own well-being.
Who is the course for?
This course is suitable for anybody wishing to increase their understanding of mental health along with poor mental health issues, how to spot early signs of mental health issues, and how to signpost somebody towards expert help.
The concept of recovery is about staying in control of your life after experiencing a mental health problem.
Professionals often refer to the 'recovery model' to describe this way of thinking.
Putting recovery into action means focusing care on supporting recovery and building the resilience of people with mental health problems, not just on treating or managing their symptoms.
There is no single definition of the concept of recovery for people with mental health problems, but the guiding principle is hope - the belief that it is possible for someone to regain a meaningful life, despite serious mental illness.
Recovery emphasises that, while people may not have full control over their symptoms, they can have full control over their lives.
Recovery is not about 'getting rid' of problems. It is about seeing beyond a person's mental health problems, recognising and fostering their abilities, setting goals and allowing them to find a purpose.
Feeling in control of your working life, building strategies for fulfilment at work and home, make life so much easier. By creating your own well-being plan, you will gain a deeper appreciation and feeling of satisfaction from work, and beat the negative side to depression or stress. We use the S.I.M.P.L.E recovery model which aims to help people with mental health problems to look beyond mere survival and existence, It encourages them to move forward, create a actionable well-being and work health toolkit. This course is for anyone who seeks greater understanding of mental health recovery.
Methods of learning:
This is a 6 hour course, using tutor-facilitated class-based learning, tutor-led group work and audiovisual presentations.
Benefits of Mentally Healthy Awareness Education:
· You'll have a better understanding of mental health
· You'll be able to assist a persons recovery and rehabilitation
· Understanding of what poor mental health recovery involves
· You'll understand the importance of early intervention with people who may be having issues with their mental well-being
Who is the course for?
Multi-sector organisations dealing with sickness and absence due to work related stress, private, voluntary and public sector workers, community members, charity organisations and individuals.
Message for bookings
Teaching the theory and practice of suicide intervention skills that can be applied in any professional or personal setting, captured in a one-day event accredited by City and Guilds of London. This course is for anyone who seeks greater understanding and confidence to intervene with people at risk of suicide.
Methods of delivery:
Taught over 6 hours using tutor facilitated Socratic learning, tutor-led role-play, mini lectures, group work and audiovisual presentations. This is a highly interactive and emotionally engaging learning experience.
- Suicide behaviour; reasons and magnitude of the community health problem.
- Role of the carer in managing suicide interventions; different roles with different people
- Understand approaches and process of suicide intervention including desired outcomes
- Understand the importance of self-reflection and personal impact when working with suicide and people at risk
No previous experience or training is necessary. Participants will be asked to self- reflect and empathise with a person having thoughts of suicide.
Who should attend?
Multi-sector practitioners including health, housing, social care, education, criminal justice, call centre operators, private, voluntary and public sector workers and community member.