Mental Health Awareness Training

Course Description

This course is for care and health staff working within mental health settings. The training identifies types of mental illness and the associated difficulties that these present. Delegates will learn about the nature and causes of mental illnesses leading on to an understanding of behaviours and how to approach working with those they care for.

A mental illness or disorder is characterised as a clinically significant behavioural or psychological pattern that occurs in an individual and is usually associated with distress, disability or increased risk of suffering.

Extended Duration Courses - This course may be extended to a full day for more experienced staff.

Mental Health Awareness Training Maidstone Kent

Course Information

Course Number Course Validity Course Duration Course Assessment Course Accreditation Course Approvals
SC03053 Years1/2 DayContinuous--

Course Programme

  • Introduction and course overview
  • What is mental illness?
  • What are the main mental illnesses?
  • Causes of mental illness
  • Signs & symptoms
  • Difficulties for sufferers
  • Modern attitudes to mental illness
  • Relevant legislation
  • Approach to care
  • Correct approach to boundaries
  • Treatment & medications
  • Communication
  • Course evaluation

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