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Mental Health Awareness – Half day course

Date & Time of Training: 
21 January, 2019 - 13:00 to 16:00
Venue: 
Zion Community Resource Centre

1 in 4 of us experience a mental health problem every year.

There’s a huge range of mental health problems. But living well with or without a mental health problem is accessible to us all.

This half day course provides an overview of many mental health problems and the practical tools to help you manage your own mental well-being and support friends, family and colleagues.

What the course includes:
• What is mental health?
• The mental health continuum
• Common myths and stereotypes
• Causes, signs and symptoms of key mental health conditions (including depression, anxiety, psychosis, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, schizophrenia)
• Spotting signs of stress
• What can you do if you see someone struggling
• What can you do for your own mental health
• The 5 ways to wellbeing
• Signposting to local and national support agencies

Why sign up? On this course Manchester Mind will examine the preconceptions and fears surrounding mental health; increase your awareness of mental health issues and the impact they can have on individuals; increase your knowledge and confidence about mental health problems, including a basic knowledge of how to support those around you.

Who should attend? This course is suitable for staff with no previous training in mental health, but who need to support others who are at risk, vulnerable or experiencing poor mental health, as part of their work or volunteering role.

Due to funding restrictions this course is only open to people living in the city of Manchester, i.e. those with postcodes beginning ‘M’ followed by 1, 2, 3 (Manchester not Salford), 4, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 (Manchester not Trafford), 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 40 or 90.

Affordable lunch options are available from Manchester Mind’s community café before the course.

What previous attendees have said:
“The staff were great, easy to talk to and overall great training session. Best one I have been on.”
“I feel like I understand a lot more and feel very interested in learning more, it’s really opened my eyes.”

Provider: 
Manchester Mind
Cost: 
Free
Please quote Manchester Community Central when booking
Further details / booking: 

To book a place, complete and return the booking form to: training@manchestermind.org

For further information, visit: www.manchestermind.org/events/mental-health-awareness/, or contact 0161 769 5732.

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