Introduction to Mental Health Awareness Training Course

Overview

Our 3 hour course (for up to 16 people) engages, educates and empowers employees to gain a Mental Health Awareness. This course introduces the importance of mental health and some common symptoms and situations. This course is aimed at those staff that have little or no experience of mental health issues.

Your employees will learn and/or gain:

  • What is Mental Health and why is it relevant within a work environment and understanding that work and private life combine to create our overall mental health picture
  • Introduction to common mental health issues and debunking of misconceptions (depression, anxiety, stress, etc) - signs of each issue and common causes
  • The confidence to discuss mental health
  • An introduction to the Mental Health First Response Plan of Action (UNMASK)
  • An introduction to looking after our own mental health and wellbeing (10 useful tips)
  • Where and when to seek help - useful references

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What to expect

The course will be presented by British Psychological Society members and accredited psychologists and is an interactive workshop during which presenter and delegates will share professional knowledge, understanding and experiences.

Upon completion of the course all delegates receive:

  • A small manual (including workbook) to refer to whenever they need it
  • A toolkit to support their own mental health
  • Certificate of attendance confirming they have received training in an Introduction to Mental Health
  • Quick reference guide in Mental Health First Response

Course Structure

Engage

Mental Health

  • What is mental health and its impacts?
  • Why have First Aid for Mental Health and the Mental Health First Response action plan (UNMASK)
  • The importance of listening without bias and tips on this
  • Stigma and discrimination

Educate

Common Mental Health Issues

  • Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Substance misuse
  • Brief discussion on Suicide and self-harm

Empower

Future Mental Health

  • Self-care
  • Recovery and building resources
  • UNMASK – the Action plan for Mental Health First Response