Mental Health Programme: Supporting People with Severe Mental Health Problems - (Day 2)
This 2 day training for support staff will provide delegates with a refresher of the signs and symptoms of a range of severe mental health problems and go on to explore emotional and practical support approaches that may be of most help to service users and staff who seek to support them.
Supporting suicidal people: In this session, delegates will learn about the spectrum of suicidality and how we might identify different levels of risk with careful observation, listening and questioning techniques. Having learnt about the basics of assessment of suicide risk, the session goes on to explore options open to the service user and supporter to safely and effectively manage - before, during and after suicidal crisis.
Understanding Self-harm: Self-harm exists along a spectrum with suicidal behaviour but generally represents a coping strategy, rather than an attempt to end life. This session will aim to identify the many reasons why a person might deliberately injure themselves, what staff need to do to manage risks and how we might be of help to someone who is struggling to stop self-harm, as well as those who are not yet ready to stop.
This course aims to equip delegates with the skills to: Recognise the signs and symptoms of a range of severe mental health problems Provide clients with options and support Manage risk for the clients and the organisation Apply different methods to foster recovery
Methods of Delivery
The training is delivered in a manner designed to both engage and inform delegates using a range of different learning methods including trainer presentation, power point presentation, large group discussion and small group work, quizzes and case studies along with references, further reading and resources information.
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- Suicide and Self-Harm: the spectrum and the different levels
- Signs and Symptoms
- Managing risk
- Recovery, options and support
Anyone who works with people experiencing mental health issues and would like to improve their knowledge and confidence in providing support and offering early intervention.
There are no pre-training requirements for this course.
Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.
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