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3 Day Mental Health Skills

June 19, 2015

This 3 day integrated training programme is aimed at providing workers with a deeper understanding of Mental Health issues and skills for working with clients.

This course will introduce participants to contemporary, evidence based, best practice in Mental Health work and;

  • Increase knowledge and skills
  • Build confidence
  • Deepen understanding and values
  • Show evidence of continual professional development (CPD)

This programme is offered as a complete training package, participants are required to attend all sessions.


Signs and symptoms of the major mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, psychosis, bi-polar and personality disorders:

  • To identify and understand the nature of different mental health issues, the impact on people, their families and carers
  • To develop an awareness of the treatment modalities available and how to access them, including referral pathways and the role of professionals


Principles of a good needs assessment:

  • How to involve clients in a collaborative and dynamic process and communication skills for recognising the Biological-Psychological-Social aspects of a holistic approach to initial and on-going assessment
  • The importance of risk assessment and principles of good practise, personal safety, self-harm and suicidal ideation
  •  Setting and maintaining professional boundaries, ethics and confidentiality


Promoting change, client engagement and wellness plans:

  • To develop confidence in communication skills with those experiencing emotional distress
  • To understand client involvement and a range of goal setting skills appropriate to specific needs
  • The importance of purposeful activity and social skills training
  • The principles of informed consent, capacity and the Mental Health Act (1983 and 2008 Amendments)
  • Clinical supervision and professional development
  • Cultural Competence
  • Introduction to useful websites and further reading

Dates: Wednesdays 1st,  8th and 15th October

To Book: Contact Junaid Zico


June 19, 2015
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The Woodhouse Room
4th Floor Charles Wilson Building University of Leicester
Leicester, LE1 7RH United Kingdom
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Junaid Zico
07725 642419
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