Mental Health Awareness - working sensitively with clients
This training is designed to enable team members to increase their own understanding of mental health and their awareness of mental ill-health particular to their client cohort, and to enhance their skills in working with the client who is experiencing a mental health problem.
At the end of the training session staff should be able to:
- Have an awareness of the signs of mental health issues
- Be able to respond sensitively to the client
- Have an understanding of the mental health system – specifically with respect to being able to make appropriate referrals
- Have an understanding of what the process is for the client when they come into contact with mental health services.
What the training will cover
Awareness of the symptoms and characteristics of an alteration in mood and perception
The experience of mental illness
Particular mental health issues specific to this client cohort
Engaging with the person experiencing mental health problems
The mental health system in Ireland
Making a referral under the Mental Health Act (2001)
Engaging with the mental health services
Group discussion and interaction
Practical skills learning / role play
Suggestions for further learning and reading
Certificate of Completion in “Mental Health Awareness” from The Learning Curve Institute.
Connect with Your Trainer
The Learning Curve Institute offers a unique post course support system whereby participants are provided with the contact details of the trainer and are free to contact him/her with any questions they may have.
Tailoring the training content
As all of our training is bespoke, we will consult you prior to delivery. A review of current practice within your organisation is offered and we aim to build a programme which meets any identified needs