WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
This course is aimed at all staff throughout the health and social care sector, in particular
- Mental Health Support Workers
- Healthcare Assistants
WHY DO STAFF NEED THE COURSE?
A mental illness or disorder is characterised as a clinically significant behavioural or psychological pattern that occurs in an individual and is usually associated with distress, disability or increased risk of suffering.
This course will ensure delegates are equipped with the relevant knowledge of mental health disorders to be able to manage and provide a high standard of support. Delegates will explore the impacts individuals face over their lifetime, the wider implications for their family and society, and how the media influence perceptions of mental health. This course also gives you an understanding of the mental health issues experienced daily in healthcare environments and is vital to help maintain a safe and competent workforce.
By the end of this course, delegates will be able to understand:
- The terms ‘mental health’, ‘mental illness’ and ‘mental wellbeing’
- The statistics surrounding prevalence, trends and inequalities in mental health
- Attitudes to mental health and associated stigma
- The causes, symptoms and treatment of common mental health problems, including:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Anxiety Disorders (Including OCD)
- Eating Disorders
- How to respond initially to someone experiencing a mental health emergency
- Modern attitudes to mental illness
- Relevant Legislation
- Types & causes of mental health disorders
- Symptoms & recognition
- Difficulties, support & referrals
- Discrimination & Stigma
- Approach to care & boundaries
- Treatment & Medication
- Perinatal mental health