This course is designed to assist health care workers in recognising and helping patients, colleagues, friends, and family who are experiencing mental distress or illness. The course provides an overview of how to understand and intervene in issues relating to Mental Health and Illness. Participants will explore their understanding of prejudices and explore ways to help those with mental health issues.
- an overview of different mental illnesses and disorders
- particular mental health issues in the elderly
- recognising signs of distress, and or symptoms of mental illness
- resources and help available for those requiring treatment or support
- specific communication skills required in developing trusting relationships with those experiencing psychosis and other disorders
- discussion-based assistance for individual health care issues, such as managing challenging behaviour.
Who is it for?
Health professionals and support staff in any health care setting who wish to expand and develop their knowledge in relation to Mental Health and Illness, in an informal and relaxed setting.
The course is designed to adapt to individual participants’ particular learning needs.
This course runs over one full day.
Participants will gain a greater understanding of mental health and illness, including diagnoses, treatment, resources and communication skills.
Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance.
This course is worth 7 hours of CPD.