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.

£120

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