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Mental Health Awareness


The half-day Mental Health Awareness (adult) course is an introductory three-hour session and has been designed to raise awareness of mental health among organisations. Completing this course will provide learners with an understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma.

Who needs this qualification?

This course is suitable for anyone who wants to increase their awareness in mental health for themselves or others.

Why is this training important?

Understanding common mental health issues can give learners the confidence to interact with someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue. This course also introduces how to look after your own mental health which is extremely important.

Course content

  • What is mental health?
  • Mental Health Continuum
  • Factors which affect mental health
  • Stigma
  • Stress and stress management
  • Spotting signs of distress
  • Mental health conditions:
    • Depression
    • Anxiety disorders
    • Psychosis
    • Eating disorders
    • Suicide
    • Self-harm
  • Recovery
  • Take 10 Together – starting a supportive conversation
  • Supporting mental health in the workplace
  • Useful statistics
  • Helpful resources

Learning outcomes

  • Know what mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
  • Looking after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing
  • Confidence to support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue
Certificated by: MHFA England
Duration: Half Day
Assessment: No formal assessment
Prerequisites: None
Validity of award: 3 years – MHFA England recommend repeating the course every 3 years to refresh your knowledge and skills
Learner-to-trainer ratio: Maximum 16 learners per trainer
Delivery formats available: Face-to-face / Live online

Available dates

09:00 - 12:30
£112.80 inc. VAT
8 places remaining
Online Session
09:00 - 12:30
£112.80 inc. VAT
15 places remaining
Ouch Learning and Development - Wimborne
09:00 - 12:30
£112.80 inc. VAT
12 places remaining
Online Session

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