Introduction to Mental Health for HCAs

Forthcoming Mental Health courses. Please choose your preferred start date from the drop down list to book your place online.


Do you work in the Yorkshire & Humber NHS?

If yes, full funding may be available on all of our courses except the Flu Update, and will be applied when you checkout.

Course Delivery & Duration

Single interactive study day.

Suitable For

This informal study day is designed for Health Care Assistants and reception staff

Outline Content

Mental health is a component of 33% of presentations to GP’s and the most prominent cited reason for ‘fit notes’. In addition, people with long-term conditions are two to three times more likely to experience mental health problems than the general population. It is therefore crucial that all front line staff have a basic understanding of mental health, its impact and how to best support people with mental health difficulties.

Section Headings

  • Introduction - What is mental health and mental illness? Mental health and stigma
  • How do people with mental health difficulties present
  • Different diagnoses (anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, psychosis)
  • What can you do as a front line practitioner to help?
  • Summary and evaluation