Mental Health Awareness

Course Aims:

To gain an understanding of common mental health illnesses and an awareness of sources of support.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand issues relating to staff mental health.
  • Understand what mental health means and that we all have a mental health.
  • Understand the impact mental health issues can have on health and performance.
  • Spot early signs of mental ill health.
  • Signpost someone towards relevant support.
  • Advocate for staff mental health awareness.

Duration/Location:

  • 1 day/In house
Introduction
  • What is mental health?
  • The impact of a good/poor mental health
  • Statistics
Overview of the Symptoms of Poor Mental Health
  • What are the symptoms?
  • How to differentiate between symptoms.
  • How can you spot them in others?
Understanding Mental Health
  • What causes us to have poor mental health?
  • The defences we create to deal with emotions
  • What can we do to build a better mental health?
  • The signs to look for - good or poor mental health
An Overview of DIfferent Symptoms
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Addiction and alcoholism
  • Depression
  • Psychosis
  • Suicide
  • Bipolar
Supporting Mental Health
  • Medication
  • Therapy; CBT, Psychodynamic and others
  • Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness
  • Self help to build good mental health
  • The impact of physical health on mental health
What can you do?
  • Case studies to highlight how to help others
  • What boundaries you need in place
Action planning
  • Transferring learning back to the workplace