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Study day at venue
Case study submission
CPD hours6

Mental Health Training for non mental health specialists

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 GP’s and Nurses keep up to date with diagnostic criteria and how best to treat mental health difficulties.

Any questions are answered throughout the day and both presenters are available at the end of the day to answer any outstanding queries.

Suitable For

This informal study day is designed for GPs, nurses and registered healthcare practitioners.

Learning Outcomes

  • Facts and figures around mental health and the stigma associated with mental health issues
  • The difference between mental health and mental illness
  • How to ask patients about their mental health including what language to use
  • How people with mental illness are diagnosed.
  • Depression – Diagnostic criteria, presentation and medication
  • Anxiety – Diagnostic criteria, presentation and medication
  • PTSD – Diagnostic criteria
  • Using the 5 P’s (Presenting problem/s, Predisposing factors, Precipitating factors, Perpetuating factors, Protective factors) as a way of understanding a person’s presentation as well as a way of communicating with treatment providers.
  • Suicidal ideation – Understanding, asking about and assessing risk of suicide.
  • Treatment services available for patients with mental health problems. What each service does, treatment provision, who it is for, how to access it.

Dates & Locations

This training should be more widely available and all health care professionals should be encouraged to attend!

Student, Crow Trees