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York College

The government plans to transform the way we deal with mental illness in this country at every stage of a person’s life to ensure they get the help and support they need and deserve – mental illness too often starts in childhood and, when left untreated, can blight lives and become entrenched. During this two-day programme you will learn how to identify symptoms, understand and help someone who has or may be developing a mental health issue. Our programme is delivered by a qualified, registered nurse with many years' experience delivering training in mental health related illnesses.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific prior qualifications needed to access this qualification, although learners may find it useful to have previously achieved a Level 1 qualification in a health, social care or mental health related area.

Dates and Times

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm each day

Course dates: 11th and 12th April 2018

Course Content

Topics covered include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Personality Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Self-harm
  • Suicide
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Outcome

    Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of mental health and how it affects individuals
  • Recognise the signs of mental health problems
  • Provide support for someone suffering from mental ill health
  • Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
  • Signpost an individual to the right support
  • Help reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues
  • How You Can Progress

    This qualification supports progression to employment and progression within employment for job roles within the Health & Social Care industry. Learners may also consider progression to further learning in the industry such as: CPCAB Level 2 Award in Counselling Skills.



    Further Information & Booking

    To book onto this programme please call: 01904 770368 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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