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Mental Health Awareness

Length of course: 1 day

Date of next ourse: 1st June 2015

Venue: Bristol Mind, 35 Old Market Street, Bristol.  BS2 0EZ

Course trainer: Suzanne Pearson

Course aims

For participants from a variety of settings and backgrounds to gain a basic awareness of mental health which they can draw upon in their day-to-day work.

(This course links to QCF Unit CMH 301 - Level 3, credit value 3)

This course will place emphasis on the social aspects of mental health including the stigma of mental ill health and the factors that can promote recovery and wellbeing. The perspective of people with lived experience of emotional or mental health problems will be central to the day.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes

  • To recognise the continuum of mental health and who is affected.
  • To identify key factors that affect our mental health and wellbeing.
  • To consider some of the specific mental health issues linked to gender, age and ethnicity and the impact of stigma.
  • To gain insight into the 'hearing voices' experience.
  • To clarify services that are available and consider what is helpful for people experiencing stress or mental distress.

Course aimed at:

This popular course is suitable for staff and volunteers from ALL services, Statutory, Voluntary and Independent sector working with Adults and/or Children and Families, who wish to learn more about mental health.

Trainer Background:

Suzanne Pearson is a registered mental health nurse and a qualified adult trainer with extensive experience of delivering high quality mental health training to a range of participants and organisations.

Feedback from previous participants:

'Helped me to think of mental health in a different way'

'...gave knowledge and understanding and tips of resources available'

'Trainer was very informed and helpful, prepared to answer any question'

'Great overview of different resources available and types of mental illness... good to think in terms of mental wellness and mental health as a continuum in a positive way'

'Highlighted importance of mental wellness'

Venue / location

To be confirmed

Cost of course:

Individuals: £85 (limited concessions available)
In-house: £600 (maximum 18 participants) contact the Training project to discuss on 0117 980 0370 or e-mail training@bristolmind.org.uk

How to book

Please complete our Training Course Booking Form and return it to training@bristolmind.org.uk