MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS
“Mental health is not just the absence of disorder. It is a state in which a person is able to fulfil an active functioning role in society, interacting with others and overcoming difficulties without suffering major distress or disturbed behaviour.”
This course is delivered via a two hour ‘on-line’ session, and covers many of the following areas:
- What is mental health?
- Types of mental health conditions
- Mental health and wellbeing
- Mental health prevalence
- Influential factors
- Mental health and substance misuse
STAFF RESILIENCE TRAINING
‘Resilience is the ‘rubber ball’ factor: the ability to bounce back in the event of adversity. Put simply, resilience is the ability to cope with and rise to the inevitable challenges, problems and set-backs you meet in the course of your life, and come back stronger from them’.
This course is specifically designed for NHS Primary Care staff and is delivered over 2 1.5hr face to face sessions.
The aims of the course are to help staff to:
- Support people in mental health distress
- Manage challenging situations
- Develop and increase personal resilience
And covers many of the following areas:
- What are the causes of mental health distress in primary care settings
- The Drama Triangle
- De-escalation techniques
- Circles of influence
- Personal resilience
- The four ingredients of resilience
- Building your own resilience
- The Wheel of Wellbeing
INTRODUCTION TO NEURODIVERSITY
‘Between 30-40% of the population are thought to be Neurodiverse’
This course is delivered via a 2-hour face to face briefing session.
The aim of the session is to provide an overview of neurodiversity:
- What it is and what is included under the heading of neurodiversity
- How does it affect people?
- What can you see as potential problems for people who are neurodiverse accessing your services?
- What can you do to support access to your services for people who are neurodiverse?
Neurodiversity is not an illness and there can be advantages to being neurodiverse.
THE ACCESSIBLE INFORMATION STANDARD (AIS)
‘All health and social care organisation are required to adhere to the Accessible Information Standard’
This 2-hour session is provided either face to face or ‘on-line’
The aims of the session are to:
- Explain what the AIS is and why it is important
- What does it cover
- Who it applies to
- How this relates to your role
- What can you see as problems with implementing the standard in your teams/organisations?
OTHER BITESIZE BRIEFING SESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE FOLLOWING:
- Effective Facilitation skills
- Active Listening
- Influencing skills
- Presentation skills and effective presenting
- Chairing meetings
- Holding effective meetings
- Negotiation skills
We are also able to combine a number of the above into longer half day or all day training sessions if required