Mental Health Training

You Train can offer your company or organisation high quality Mental Health training throughout North Wales and the North West . You Train have experienced and engaging trainers and facilitators to maximise your staffs skill set within the workplace. You Train offer bespoke packages to suite your specific needs. Our Mental Health courses run over half days, full days and two days depending on which course you are on.

Click the Course below for more information on what the course covers :

                          Half Day Courses

Stroke Awareness

 

  • What is a stroke, its causes and effects
  • Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA)
  • Stroke can happen to anyone
  • Damage to the brain
  • Common problems – how strokes can effect movement, mobility, eating and continence
  • Stroke rehabilitation – the needs of the victim, their family and friends
  • Be aware of different professionals and services available
  • Understand the impact of physical effects on daily living
  • Psychological changes including sensory, cognitive and communication issues

 

Epilepsy Awareness
  • Definition and facts about epilepsy
  • Classification and management of seizures
  • Ethical and legal responsibilities
  • Triggers and precipitants
  • Person centred care planning and recording
  • Epilepsy, mortality and SUDEP
  • Impact of rescue medication and anti-epileptic drug therapy
  • Emergency care plan and when to call an ambulance
  • Risk assessment/promotion of safeguarding and dignity
  • Access to local and national support network
Mental Health Awareness
  • Overview of mental health problems and how they affect people
  • Current approaches care and treatment in hospitals, residential units and the wider community
  • Mental health diagnosis
  • Types of mental illness
  • The importance of social inclusion
  • The erbal and non verbal cues that can suggest a mental health problem
  • Practical steps to improving mental health
  • Managing clients and employers expectations
  • The law and mental health problems
  • The Mental Health Act 1983
  • What help is available in your community
Drug & Alcohol Awareness
  • Physical vs. psychological addiction
  • Drug classification
  • What happens if you get caught
  • Cannabis, cocaine, heroin, party drugs and legal highs – what is it/effects/the law
  • Volatile substances
  • What general signs/symptoms to look out for…
  • Advice and education around alcohol use
  • Why do people drink
  • Effects
  • Definition and units
  • Alcohol and the law – general and young people
  • Dangers of drinking too much
  • Benefits of cutting down/ stopping
Huntingdon’s Disease Awareness
  • Understanding Huntington’s Disease
  • Looking at the cause of Huntington’s
  • Symptoms and their progression
  • The role of the carer
  • Person centred approach
  • Treatments
Parkinson’s & Alzheimers Awareness
  • The challenges of Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s disease
  • Identify the three stages of Alzheimer’s
  • Apply the person-centered approach to caring and support
  • Obtain guidelines for activities of daily living
  • Prevent instances of hitting, biting and wandering
  • Meaningful activity and variety in everyday life
Understanding & Working with Attachment Disorder
  • Develop an understanding of how an unresolved childhood attachment issues can leave an adult vulnerable to difficulties in forming secure adult relationships
  • Symptoms of attachment disorder in adults
  • How to break the cycle from Trans -generational attachment problems
  • The two types of insecure attachments (Avoidant & Anxious / Ambivalent)
  • To explore participants understanding of Attachment & Loss theory

                      Half – Full Day Courses

Dementia Awareness
  • Understanding dementia
  • Common types of dementia
  • How the brain is affected
  • Causes and symptoms
  • Person centred care
  • Communication
  • Care planning
  • The role of friends and relatives
  • Building relationships
  • Equality and diversity in dementia
  • Recognise and help prevent abuse
Introduction to Learning Disabilities
  • Learning disabilities – causes and definitions
  • Dual diagnosis (Mental Health)
  • Treatment
  • Helping people make choices
  • Helping people with community presence
  • Helping people with competencies
  • Helping people grow in relationships
  • Helping people achieve a valued social role

                         Two Day Courses

 

Mental Health First Aid
  • What’s Mental Health First Aid?
  • Mental health policy
  • Spot the early signs of a mental health problem
  • Feel confident helping someone experiencing a problem
  • Provide help on a first aid basis
  • Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
  • Help stop a mental illness from getting worse
  • Help someone recover faster
  • Guide someone towards the right support
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health problems
  • Action planning for using Mental Health First Aid

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Mental Health Training

                         Full Day Courses

 

Substance Misuse
  • Discussion on your own attitude towards the misuse of substances
  • Commonly misused substances and reasons for there use
  • Possible signs of substance misuse
  • Commonly misused drugs including psychoactive substances (legal highs)
  • The social and personal effects of substance misuse
  • Legislation
  • The use of appropriate interventions for working with substance misuse on a short and long term basis
Acquired Brain Injury
  • What is Acquired Brain Injury?
  • Understanding the impact of Acquired Brain Injury on individuals
  • Supporting families of individuals with Acquired Brain Injury
  • Discussions on various types/causes – cerebral function
  • Care of clients – NHS / private care-administered / self-administered
  • Care in the community
  • Medication
  • Legal obligations and pitfalls
Intensive Interaction
  • The basic principles of Intensive Interaction
  • How to identify the barriers to building relationships
  • How to communicate with people who do not speak or respond due to their Autism or profound learning disability
  • How to use your own experiences to make improvements in the way you work
  • How to implement and evaluate intensive interaction techniques
  • How to focus on the difficulties a person is experiencing rather than the problems they are presenting
  • How to build relationships with people with Autism and profound learning disabilities
  • Positive plans for action
Mental Health Advanced
  • General overview of mental health problems (signs and symptoms, nature and causes) and how they affect people
  • Understand current approaches to care and treatment in hospital, residential units and the community
  • Mental Health diagnosis
  • Types of mental illness i.e. depression, bipolar, psychosis & anxiety
  • Categories of mental illness
  • Mood disorders / Schizophrenia / Bipolar Disorder / Anxiety Disorders
  • The importance of social inclusion
  • Identify the verbal and nonverbal cues (challenging behaviour) that can suggest a mental health problem
  • Practical steps to improve your own mental health
  • Managing clients and employers expectation
  • The law and mental health problems
  • Have an understanding of the Mental Health Act 1983
  • What help is available in your community
Appropriate Adult Training
  • When is an Appropriate Adult needed? legislation and circumstances
  • Understanding the law (legal context) in which appropriate adult is used?
  • Confidentiality of the interview
  • The terminology used within interview situation
  • Lack of privilege over information provided by interviewee to appropriate adult
  • The role of an appropriate adult before, during and after a police interview
  • The need to leave any professional role behind
  • The do’s and don’ts of appropriate adults
  • What happens in court?
  • When there are conflicts of interest
  • Police procedures relating to juveniles and mental health, including arrest and custody
  • Access to legal representation
  • Identification parades and intimate searches
  • Effective communication and listening skills
  • Dealing with challenging behaviour
  • Good practice in dealing with people with mental illness
  • Observation techniques and negotiation skills
  • Role of solicitor vs role of appropriate adult
  • Health & Safety, data protection, equal opportunities
  • Study of legal precedents of case involving appropriate adults
  • Case studies and role plays including pro social modelling
Ageing & Learning Disabilities
  • How is ageing defined?
  • Age, health, disease and culture
  • Ageing and exercise
  • Dementia and alzheimer’s
  • Downs syndrome
  • Older people with learning disabilities
  • Communication issues
  • Government papers
  • GOLD (Growing Older with Learning Disabilities)
  • The Edinburgh Principles
  • Summary
Self Harm & Suicide Awareness
  • Perceptions and personal reactions
  • Identification
  • Statistics
  • Experiences and circumstances that can lead to self-harm and suicidal tendencies
  • Dispel some of the myths and reinforce facts
  • Distractions, avoidance techniques and interventions
  • Appropriate planning, monitoring and review of incidents
  • Effects of self-harm to individual and staff
  • Anger management and self-affirmation
  • Helping and approaching distressed individuals (an action plan)
  • Risk assessment and re-enforcing the importance of communication
  • Resources, help and advice
Managing Challenging Behaviour
  • Current legislation
  • How to establish a common value base for work with challenging behaviour
  • Promoting personal safety and preventing violence and aggression
  • What underpins challenging behaviour
  • Placing challenging behaviour within the context of life and experience
  • Identifying environmental changes that can assist in the management of challenging behaviour
  • The psychological and physiological impact of aggression on all involved
  • De-escalation techniques
  • The aftermath of challenging behaviour and the importance of maintaining a safe and secure environment for all.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Basic principles and theory and the theoretical background behind CBT
  • Introduction to key concepts (automatic thoughts, conditional and core beliefs)
  • Understand how thoughts affect the way we feel
  • Basic tools and techniques of CBT
  • Application to common mental health problems and maladaptive cognitive processes
  • Case studies and illustrations
Positive Behaviour Management (PBM)
  • How legislation, frameworks, codes of practice and policies relate to PBM
  • Development of knowledge and skills to promote personal safety and promote positive behaviour
  • What underpins challenging behaviour and the use of proactive and reactive strategies
  • Challenging behaviour within the context of life and experience
  • How the environment can contribute to challenging behaviour
  • Environmental changes that assist in the management of challenging behaviour
  • Responding appropriately to incidents of challenging behaviour
  • The psychological and physiological impact of aggression on all involved
  • Understanding the aftermath of challenging behaviour and the importance of maintaining a safe and secure environment for all
  • Reviewing and revising approaches to promoting positive behaviour.
Introduction to Sexuality & Learning Disabilities
  • Supporting individuals in matters related to sex and sexuality under current legislations and the law
  • What is consent?? Understanding the law and making reference to the mental capacity act around relationships
  • The levels of communication needed to support individuals
  • Ensure that you provide an environment that promotes equality
  • How we can support individuals to be comfortable with their sexuality
  • People with learning disabilities becoming parents
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of sexual abuse and know how to deal with suspicions
  • Recognise potential additional resources to support sex education for individuals
Positive Behaviour Management (PBM) & Breakaway
  • How legislation, frameworks, codes of practice and policies relate to PBM
  • Development of knowledge and skills to promote personal safety and promote positive behaviour
  • What underpins challenging behaviour and the use of proactive and reactive strategies
  • Challenging behaviour within the context of life and experience
  • How the environment and anger triggers can contribute to challenging behaviour
  • Environmental changes that assist in the management of challenging behaviour
  • Responding appropriately to incidents of challenging behaviour
  • The psychological and physiological impact of aggression on all involved
  • Understanding the aftermath of challenging behaviour and the importance of maintaining a safe and secure environment for all
  • Understanding the criteria for intervention and the legal context for breakaway
  • The safe application of de-escalation techniques
  • Practice of de-escalation techniques
  • Reviewing and revising approaches to promoting positive behaviour