About Mental Health Act Awareness
The course raises awareness of the Mental Health Act of 1983 and the amendments of 2007. Training focuses on key aspects of the legislation and some common mental health conditions under the Act. Candidates will also learn common misconceptions concerning mental health, which leads to a better understanding of the impacts of the Act.
How long will this course take?
This course takes 3 hours to complete.
Who needs this training?
Health care professionals as well as those in the Care setting can benefit from this course.
What are the main points covered?
Knowledge of the Mental Health Act. Relating aspects of the Act to mental conditions. Who can use the act and under what circumstances. Understanding ‘sectioning’.
How is it delivered?
Courses are delivered in-house or online via webinar/e-learning for up to 12 people. We also hold open courses across the UK.
How do you get Certified?
This course is available via an in-house group course for up to 12 delegates. Choose for the course to be delivered either face to face or by a blended learning option, at a time and place convenient to you. Alternatively, learn through one of our scheduled courses at centres located across the UK. Upon completion of this course, a certificate will be awarded.
Mental Health Act Awareness Course Outline
- Introduction and explanation.
- Knowledge of the Mental Health Act.
- Relate aspects of the Act to mental conditions.
- Who can use the Act and under what circumstances?
- Understanding ‘sectioning’.
Mental Health Act Awareness FAQs
What is Mental Health?
Mental health problems can affect anyone, at any time. Mental health refers to the condition of a person concerning their psychological and emotional well-being. Poor mental health impacts lifestyle and efficiency in the workplace.
Who is this training for?
The course raises awareness in the workplace and is suitable to all regardless of role or sector. It is beneficial to those in the care sector and those working with/around people suffering from mental health issues.
What is the first sign of mental illness?
Each illness has its own symptoms, but common signs of mental illness in adults and adolescents can include excessive worrying, anxiety or fear.
What will I learn in this course?
Throughout the course, you will not only learn about the Mental Health Act, but you will also be able to identify and refer back to the Act to determine who can use it and under what circumstances.