Mental Health Awareness (1)





Mental Health Awareness

Chelmsford, Chelmsford CM1 (UK).

Date: 26 January 2016
Time: 10:00 -  16:30
 Organised by Voluntary Sector Training
Event description:


Mental illness is surrounded by myth and misunderstanding, often leading to stigma and discrimination.


This one day course gives you a basic understanding of the types of mental health problems, their treatments and support options. It also introduces the Mental Health Act, which provides a legal basis for the treatment of people with severe mental health problems. Suitable for staff and volunteers who work with or support people who experience mental health problems, from common conditions like anxiety and depression to severe diagnoses such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

We'll cover

  • identification of mental "illness" and mental health problems
  • myths and misunderstandings around mental health
  • classification and types of mental illness
  • the signs and symptoms of the major illnesses
  • support services available (statutory and voluntary) to people with mental health problems
  • physical and psychological treatments
  • an outline of the 1983 Mental Health Act
  • a plan for participants to "care for themselves"

Benefits to you

By the end of the session you will have a greater awareness and understanding of the causes, symptoms and treatments of a range of common and severe mental health problems. As a result, you will be more confident in interacting and communicating with clients, colleagues and volunteers who experience mental health problems.

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