Understanding Psychosis

Expired Understanding Psychosis

Date & Time of Course

  •  23 May, 2023
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  30 May, 2023
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm


This new interactive course designed for frontline workers aims to deepen your understanding of psychosis, debunk myths, and gain practical skills to provide empathetic support.

The course will support you to recognise early warning signs, manage crises, and communicate effectively.

We will also look at self-care strategies to maintain emotional wellbeing and will signpost to local mental health resources and providers.

This course will support you to:

  •  develop your understanding of psychosis, its signs and symptoms, and the different types of psychotic disorders.
  • explore the various causes and risk factors associated with psychosis, including biological, psychological, and environmental factors.
  • address stigma and misconceptions surrounding psychosis, highlighting their impact on individuals and families.
  • apply strategies for early intervention, crisis management, and de-escalation techniques when working with individuals experiencing psychosis.
  • develop effective communication skills for engaging with individuals with psychosis, emphasising empathy, validation, and setting boundaries.
  • signpost to local mental health services and resources and foster effective collaboration with other professionals.
  • recognise the importance of self-care and emotional wellbeing in a mental health support role.

 Who should attend?

Suitable for all support staff who are working with, or likely to encounter clients experiencing symptoms of psychosis.




This online course will be delivered over two morning sessions.  Attendance on both dates is require:  23rd and 30th May 2023.  The sessions will not be recorded.


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