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Introduction to Mental Health

About the Course:  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 understanding of diagnosis and 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 how mental health diagnosis differs from physical health diagnosis.  As well as key features of the Mental Health Act. 

 

Who is This Course For?:  1 in 4 people in the UK will  experience mental health problems.  The Introduction to Mental Health will be helpful to a wide range of professionals across the public and private sector.  70 per cent of people within supported housing and up to 86 per cent of people in substance misuse agency experience mental health problems. Up to 90% of prisoners have some form of mental health problem (including addictions and personality disorder and 10% of male and 30% of female prisoners have previously experienced a psychiatric acute admission to hospital.  Women who have been abused by a partner are three times more likely to suffer depression, anxiety or severe conditions such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder than other women.  Whilst poor mental health affects 1 in 10 children with this rising steeply to 1 in 5 by adolescence.

12.7 per cent of employee sickness is due to poor mental health in the public sector.  Whilst only 1 in 8 people receive treatment for their condition.  This means that those working in the private sector and private therapists delivering Employment Assistance programmes or in private practice should be competent to recognize the mayor mental health disorders. 

  

As such, the Introduction to Mental Health is an essential component to practice across all fields.

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 objectives:

1 Day Course:

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

Objectives

  1. Identify when a mental health becomes a problem

  2. Understand how mental health diagnosis differs from physical health diagnosis

  3. Explore the core symptoms of psychosis and its influence on behavior

  4. Differentiate between anxiety and trauma

  5. Define personality disorder and its major sub-types

  6. Review the key legislation in the Mental Health Act

2 Day Course

  1. Identify when a mental health becomes a problem

  2. Understand how mental health diagnosis differs from physical health diagnosis

  3. Explore the core symptoms of psychosis and its influence on behavior

  4. Differentiate between anxiety and trauma

  5. Define personality disorder and its major sub-types

  6. Provide structured symptom management approaches for psychosis, depression anxiety and trauma

  7. Review the key legislation in the Mental Health Act

Testimonials

"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