Mental Health Training
Mental health training is designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help. Mental health training teaches people how to recognise crucial warning signs of mental ill health and feel confident to guide someone to appropriate support. Embedding training within any organisation or community also encourages people to talk more freely about mental health, reducing stigma and creating a more positive culture.
Mental health training is there to support the workplace but is not there to diagnose. It is also not intended to teach people to be a therapist. What it is intended to do is teach attendees to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.
You’ll learn to recognise the warning signs of mental ill health and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.
You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more.
What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you.