Mental Health Awareness


25 minutes

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.

Course Content:

  • Difference between mental health and mental illness
  • Symptoms
  • Common mental illnesses
  • What to look for and what to expect
  • Practical advice on how to effectively help

Approved by: CPD

  • Duty of Care
    A duty of care is the requirement that all health and social care professionals, and organisations providing health and care services, must put the interests of service users first.
  • Person-Centred Care
    This course will give you an understanding of person centred approaches for care and support, and how to implement a person-centred approach in an adult social care setting.
  • Your Personal Development
    The course will start by looking at the way standards are set, monitored and regulated for social care organisations and workers throughout the UK. It then goes on to cover the codes of practice and legislation, reflecting on your work to ensure cont
  • Dignity and Privacy
    The course will start by defining dignity and privacy within the healthcare sector, and will explain how the two are quite often linked.
  • Handling Information in a Care Setting
    At the end of this course you will be able to understand the need for secure handling of information in social care settings and you will know how to access support for handling information in those settings.
  • Principles of Communication
    When working in the adult social care sector, communicating is essential to develop your understanding of a service user’s needs, so you can provide them with the support they require.

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