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
- resources and help available for those requiring treatment or support
- discussion focusing on particular issues for participants in the workplace.
Who is it for?
The course is for any health care worker requiring a brief overview of mental disorders and strategies to help. This includes qualified healthcare professionals, support staff and healthcare assistants in NHS Trusts, GP surgeries, private hospitals and care homes.
This course runs over one half 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 3.5 hours of CPD.