Mental Health Awareness and Support

Course aims

People with a learning disability have higher chances of experiencing mental health issues than other people in society. Statistics show this can be up to 40% of the learning disability population.

But what is a mental health issue? Why does it affect so many people and how can we make a difference to sufferers?

This one day course aims to give a broad understanding of a range of mental health issues, of how to recognise them and most importantly how to respond effectively. It looks at factors that cause poor mental health, how to respond to emergency situations like suicide risk and approaches to promoting good mental health.

The course will also cover key aspects of relevant legislation including The Mental Health Act 1983, Mental Capacity Act 2005 and other legislation

Course includes

  • What is mental health and what are mental health issues?
  • What affects mental health? A look at mental health, community and society.
  • How to offer person-centred mental health support in the learning disability sector.
  • Responding to a risk of suicide.
  • Ways to improve mental health and well-being.
  • The legal framework and Mental Health.

Designed for

This course is aimed at staff and managers working with people with learning disabilities. However, anyone wanting to know more about mental health can learn from it, apply it to those around them and help improve their own health and well-being.

Forthcoming Training dates

  • Swansea
  • Bangor


Member rate £137
Non Member £158
Person with a learning disability £53
Parent or family carer £53
Paid carer supporting someone on the day £53