Mental health issues can happen to anyone, indiscriminate of social background, intelligence, gender or other factors.
A survey in 2007 (Adult Psychiatric Morbidity in England) found that 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. It is likely that workers within health and social care settings will find themselves supporting someone with a mental health need.
This course provides learners with an awareness of common conditions so that service users can be treated with compassion and understanding.
Difference between mental health and mental illness
Common mental illnesses
What to look for and what to expect
Practical advice on how to effectively help
Approved by: CPD
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