Course Content:

“There is no health without mental health.” How we feel and think is central to the way we live our lives. Just like our physical health, our mental health can have difficulties. The Foundation in Mental Health Course explores the term “mental health” as well as looking at definitions, symptoms and effects of mental ill health across the lifespan.
The course introduces tools from approaches such as positive psychology and resilience building that are useful when devising programmes to promote wellbeing in self and others and to reduce mental distress.

A substantial part of the course is taught by an approved instructor and accredited by Mental Health First Aid England. Mental Health First Aid is an educational course that teaches people how to identify, understand and help a person who may be developing a mental health issue. In the same way as we learn physical first aid, Mental Health First aid teaches you how to recognize those crucial warning signs of mental ill health.

Other courses helpful for development:

Working with Complex Mental Health Needs
Emotional Wellbeing and Resilience

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Who Should Apply?

Open to all officers and employees who, in the course of their work, are supporting people with mental health needs.

Venue & Dates

William Booth College
12-15 February 2019

Please note this course is undergoing a major change and will be delivered in a new format from September 2020.

Dates will be published in March 2019

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, delegates should be able to:
•Understand the term ‘mental health”
•Spot early signs of a mental health problem
•Provide help on a first aid basis
•Identify appropriate mental health professionals
•Know how to guide someone toward the right support
•Reduce the stigma of mental health problems


Jennie McCombe and Paula Sandford-Marsh (SISTAD)
Kate Dawson (Telos Training)

Learning Hours:

25 hours

Places Available:

Feb 2019:0