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Mental Health and Social Care

Mental Health and Social Care is aimed at staff working in areas such as supported housing, employment services and community support. People using these services are particularly likely to be affected by mental health problems and to be receiving care from GPs and community psychiatric services.


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More about Mental Health and Social Care

Small Group

This is a programme for social care staff whose roles require some basic awareness of mental health issues.

We'll contrast and compare social and medical models of mental health and look at how to identify and 'flag up' mental health problems, especially where vulnerable people are less able to do this for themselves.

Along with looking at some of the most common mental health issues and how they affect service users, we'll be taking a look at diagnosis, labelling and the stigma that affects those experiencing mental illness. We also identify a Toolkit of key communication and intervention skills which social care workers can use in day-to-day interactions with service users.

Mental Health and Social Care is best delivered as a one-day in house workshop, but can also be run as one of our Bite Size Courses with reduced depth and breadth. We can also deliver a Train the Trainer programme and Training Packs for this subject area.


Not quite what you're looking for? Take a look at Mental Health and Learning Disability or Mental Health Awareness Or just get in touch by contact form, phone or email.

Learning Objectives

During the course we’ll be enabling delegates to:

  1. Outline key mental health issues and determine the differences and similarities between social and medical models of mental health

  2. Recognise the potential signs and outcomes of common mental disorders such as Depression and Schizophrenia

  3. Describe key pharmacological and psychological treatments for mental disorder

  4. Make appropriate and informed referrals to GPs and Community Mental Health professionals

  5. Identify new and existing skills (The Toolkit) used by ourselves and colleagues when supporting service users and vulnerable adults

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