Mental Health Awareness

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

Course Number

SC0305

Validity

3 Years

Duration

1/2 Day

Assessment

Continuous

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.

Suitable for:

Care

Care

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.

Introduction

  • Introduction and course overview

Course Programme

  • 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

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