Maudsley masterclass

Foundation skills in mental health

General hospital

Course information

Upcoming Date: TBC
Upcoming Time: TBC
Length: 1 Day
Cost: £199.00

About the course

CPD: equivalent to 6 hours CPD

Foundation skills in mental health is a one-day course for anyone who may encounter people in distress or suffering from a mental health condition. Whether you encounter them at work, education, or in public, you don’t have to be a clinical professional to be able to provide immediate and appropriate care. Just like emergency first aid, there are simple techniques that will help anyone feel confident to provide assistance and reassurance to people in acute distress, and to seek further help when needed.

Using highly interactive and practice-focused teaching, learners from all backgrounds will leave with a general understanding of mental health and illness and the practical skills needed to respond to people in difficulty.

Foundation skills in mental health
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Learning Objectives

What you will learn from taking this course:

  • Describe underlying reasons and manifestations of distress in adults
  • Describe common mental illnesses and their symptoms
  • Describe common mental illnesses and their symptoms
  • Use simple psychological skills to manage acute distress in others
  • Remain safe and calm during mental health crises
  • Seek appropriate care for those in distress

Course Information

Target audience

Care coordinator, Carer, Human resources, Midwife, Other, Parent, Police officer, RGN, Service user, Social worker, Support staff (e.g. admin), Teacher

Lunch options

Lunch & Refreshments Provided

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The fusion of Education and the Health Service is extremely exciting and now indeed essential; I am thrilled that St Mary’s is at the forefront of this. I am truly invigorated to disseminate many nuggets of wisdom and tangible strategies gained yesterday to my entire school community.
Assistant Headteacher
The knowledge and skills help children in many areas e.g. friendships, learning, attitude, dealing with problems at home and school. Skills will stay with them as they progress helping them to be reflective and emotionally resilient.
Teacher