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Mental Health Awareness

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WORKSHOP

Why would you need this workshop?

Mental Health is an individual’s ability to deal with their world and the ups and downs presented to them. Mental Health and Wellbeing enables us to maintain balance in our lives, enjoy and maintain relationships, deal with decisions and choices that come our way and be motivated to set and achieve goals.  The impacts of suffering from mental ill health are far reaching and can be life changing, not only for the sufferer but for those around them.

Understanding Mental Health is important for all of us.  Mental ill health can occur with anybody at any time for various reasons.  Raising awareness and understanding of mental health issues can support those suffering and enable them to get improved support, build resilience and improve their live.  The increased understanding of mental illness and its causes have led to more positive social and cultural attitudes and there is still a long way to go.

About the workshop:

This workshop is packed with useful information and gives an overview of key mental health issues and disorders inviting participants to contribute and share knowledge and experience.  Copies of slides will be available to participants for note taking and future reference, along with suggested additional resources to support the learning.

Who is this for?

1 in 4 people will experience mental health problems in any given year.

Our mental health affects the way we think and feel about ourselves and others, and how we deal with life.  It is quite likely that one day you, one of your friends, colleagues or family members will experience a mental health problem.

This workshop will include:

During this workshop participants, will define mental health and the components of mental well-being and will gain a deeper understanding of the causes, symptoms, stigmas, social and cultural attitudes and the support available for the following mental health issues:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post Natal Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Dementia
  • Eating Disorders
  • Phobias

Timing:  3 hours for up to 12 participants