About the course
Please note, this course will now be taking place digitally.
‘Mental well-being’ is a term that is becoming increasingly common in popular culture and is relevant to clinical staff working in primary care. This one-day course is aimed at healthcare professionals (pharmacists, GPs, primary care nurses) working in the community who may encounter people in the early stages of mental distress.
We will break the concept of well-being into key components, allowing participants to enhance their skills and confidence in promoting good mental health and preventions strategies, identifying when patients are at risk of deterioration, harnessing strengths and resilience factors, and accessing appropriate support.
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After attending this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the concept of mental wellbeing and its relevance to promoting improved mental and physical health in patients
- Recognise the early signs of mental distress
- Make better use of the resources and pathways available to access support for those experiencing mental distress
- Confidently explore risk and resilience with patients
- Encourage behavioural change to improve mental health and sustain recovery
- Understand the factors that affect wellbeing and help-seeking behaviour
Doctors, GP, GPVTS, RGN, RMN
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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.
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.