It can feel difficult to start a conversation with children about mental health. This may be because you don’t feel equipped with the information you think you may need, or lack confidence about how you even open up the conversation. Our online mental health awareness courses are designed to equip school staff with the knowledge and the tools they need to speak to children about these issues.
Mental Health Awareness
People often equate the words mental health with mental illness and there are many definitions of what they actually are. These issues can happen to anyone despite social background, intelligence, gender or other factors. On this online training course you will learn about how poor mental health impacts people’s lives, what you and the school can do to support pupils or colleagues with mental health problems and about several specific mental health conditions.
This course explains the difference between mental health and mental illness. It covers the symptoms of a number of the most common mental illnesses so you will know what to look out for or what to expect if you are working with someone with one of these conditions. As well as providing some practical advice on how you can work effectively with those affected by these conditions.
Online Course Modules
- What is mental illness and prevalence rates
- Symptoms of Bi-Polar, depression, psychotic disorders and schizophrenia
- Symptoms of anxiety, personality disorder, self-harming
Duration: 25 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).
This online training course has been certified by The Continuing Professional Development Certification Service (CPD).
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Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
This course describes in detail the many facets and procedures of the Mental Capacity Act. This includes who the act affects, when it applies, how to assess capacity and the procedures that can be put in place in the home or workplace to ensure best practices are followed and people are treated fairly at all times.
It also introduces the deprivation of liberty safeguards. These safeguards provide a framework for approving the deprivation of liberty for people who lack the capacity to consent to treatment or care in either a hospital or care home setting.
Online Course Modules
- What is the Mental Capacity Act?
- Assessing Capacity
- The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
Duration: 75 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).
This Mental Capacity Act online training course has been certified by The Continuing Professional Development Certification Service (CPD).