Mental Health Awareness

This course aims to increase delegates' understanding of mental health issues and conditions. There will also be opportunities to discuss strategies and approaches to support people with these conditions.
Alongside this, there will be time spend on developing an understanding of the mental health sector and range of mental health services.

Group training (5-18 staff): Commercial rate £955; Standard / Concessionary £890 + plus trainer’s expenses + VAT

Course contains

  • What is mental health?
  • Myths and stereotypes relating to mental health
  • Mental health conditions
  • Mental health treatments and services
  • The key principle of the Recovery model

Learning outcomes

  • Name the myths and stereotypes relating to mental health
  • Identify the broad range of mental health issues and conditions your clients experience
  • Explain depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, psychosis and personality disorder and how they are diagnosed and treated.
  • Explain key treatments and self-help strategies for the conditions above, including the purpose and function of mental health services.
  • Explain the key principles of the Recovery model.
  • Suitable for

    Housing related professionals including sheltered housing managers, estate managers, housing officers and rent officers. Also suitable for managers who supervise front-line staff or have a specialist development role in mental health services.

    Meet the trainer

    Tracy Keane is highly qualified in the field of social care with extensive experience of management in early years, youth justice, children’s homes, crisis counselling, disability services and managing staff and teams of volunteers within the statutory, charitable and private sectors. Alongside her working life, Tracy has been a short term and respite foster carer for hard to place children and young people for many years. Tracy has set up new social care projects for different local authorities and charities and managed the funding for these to ensure their success including appropriate adult services, mentoring services and services to support young people and adults who go missing from home or care. In recent years Tracy has worked within the police service as an investigator on response teams, expanding her knowledge and experience in safeguarding and domestic violence and the criminal justice system in general. Tracy is now a freelance trainer and consultant, working with professionals in health and social care and enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with other professionals.
CPD hours 5