Mental Health Awareness and Supporting Young People

This one-day course by Manchester Mind on 17 July, 9.30am – 4.30pm at the Zion Community Centre will provide staff with a general introduction to understanding mental health issues and how to support students and young people who might be experiencing difficulties.

Learning objectives
Participants will:
• Examine the preconceptions and fears surrounding mental health
• Increase awareness of mental health issues
• Recognise the early signs of poor mental health (early intervention)
• Be aware of the impact that poor mental health has on an individual’s day to day life
• Increase knowledge and confidence when supporting students with mental health issues
• Consider self-care

Course content:
• An understanding of what mental health is
• The mental health continuum
• Myths and stereotypes
• Causes, signs and symptoms of key mental health issues (depression, anxiety, psychosis, schizophrenia). Key areas include Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), self-harm, eating disorders, hearing voices
• How to support someone in mental distress
• How to support someone who might be feeling suicidal
• Making reasonable adjustments for students
• Providing support whilst maintaining professional boundaries
• What keeps us mentally healthy

Includes a free lunch from our social catering business Good Mood Food.

Cost: £100+VAT per person for third sector/small business, £150+VAT per person for Educational sector.

Booking is essential, to book a place complete and return a booking form

For more information contact Mary Patel, Training Co-ordinator, on 0161 769 5732, or email:

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