Date & Time of Course
28 February, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
One in four people will experience some kind of mental health difficulty within their lifetime yet much is still unknown or misunderstood about mental health conditions.
Many people who are given a label of a specific mental health condition, such as schizophrenia or bipolar, will then go on to be stigmatised or discriminated against because of this condition.
This introductory course will explore how mental health conditions can affect the person, family & friends, and the community. It will also look at the media and cultural attitudes to this subject area and look at how support workers can ensure that their clients are treated with the value, dignity & respect that is their right. Person Centred approaches underpin the course.
This course will support you to:
- develop your understanding of various mental health conditions such as bipolar, depression, schizophrenia, anxiety and eating disorders
- reflect on the positive & negative effects of having a clinical diagnosis on the person, family & friends
- identify some of the treatments available, both medical and non-medical
- recognise the impact of the media on attitudes to mental health
- explore the impact of the Recovery Model in supporting and empowering people with mental health conditions
- develop your understanding of the Equality Act 2010 in relation to mental health
- explore the impact of using a person centred approach when supporting individuals with mental health issues
Who should attend?
This is an introductory level course and will be most beneficial to staff who are either new to working in a mental health setting, as well as staff who don’t work directly in an MH setting but would like to develop their understanding and insight on a range of MH conditions.
The course will be too basic for staff working in complex MH settings.
This course will be delivered over 1 day – 28th February 2023
this course really helped me to understand more about the subject, but also the impact on individuals with mental health issues.