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Mental Health

1 in 4 people in the UK will experience mental health problems.  This includes 70 per cent of people in supported housing and up to 86 per cent of people in substance misuse agency experience mental health problems.  12.7 per cent of employee sickness is due to poor mental health.  At the same time, only 1 in 8 people receive treatment for their condition. 

This course will introduce the major mental health issues and personality disorders that practitioners are liable to encounter in their daily practice.  It will develop participants recognition, understand diagnosis and assess when the individual’s symptoms are liable to become a clinical issue.  Exploring the major mental health disorders such as psychosis, anxiety, depression and trauma, it will provide practitioners with clear insight into how mental health differs from personality disorders.  The course will also review wider context factors.  This will include different types of mental health diagnosis and the key features of the Mental Health Act. 


Who is This Course For?


This course spans all sectors and areas of work.  Any professional working with people should have a good working understanding of mental health.  This course will be helpful for those working in housing, addictions, family & social work and criminal justice settings.  It will also be helpful to human resource teams and therapists delivering Employment Assistance programmes . 


Also Available to be Delivered Online?


Yes, Zoom based integration


Course Length


1 or 2 day (9.30-4.30)

Max Number of Attendees 



Resources Required

Flipchart stand and paper

Method of Delivery 


The training course is highly interactive, even during presentations. It uses a wide variety of learning approaches including presentations, pairs and small group work exercises and self-assessment.  The course is also supported with free e-learning and further resources to re-cap, review and refresh learning. 


Course Aims and Objectives

To equip those working with in a wide vareity of settings with the understanding to recognise, understand and respond confientlly to a wide rang eof mental health issues. 

By the end of the course participants will have had opportunities to:           

  • Identify when a mental health becomes a problem

  • Understand how mental health diagnosis differs from physical health diagnosis

  • Explore the core symptoms of psychosis and its influence on behavior

  • Differentiate between anxiety and trauma

  • Define personality disorder and its major sub-types

  • Review the key legislation in the Mental Health Act


"Diagnosis-parts of the brain explanation-very interesting and useful to know."

Housing Team Manager

""Thought provoking-Challenging."

Housing Support Worker

"The insight it gave me.  Opened my mind to new ways of thinking.  Didn't find anything not useful"

Housing Support Worker

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