Residential at the college

Mental health issues affect 1 in 4 people with nearly 12% of the population experiencing depression and anxiety, making it the most common issue of current times. Our mental health affects every aspect of our lives and good mental health is essential to our overall health and well-being.

Just like our physical wellbeing, we may have periods when we are mentally challenged. You may have encountered someone with mental health issues and felt unable to help them. Fortunately, this course will expand your understanding of mental health issues and their impact as well as provide an insight into some of the skills that can support others.

If you work with or wish to work in the area of supporting people with mental health issues, or you have a personal interest, this course will prepare you to respond effectively and appropriately in supporting the mental well-being of others.


18th February 2022 - 20th February 2022 (3 Days - 2 Nights)


30th March - 1st April 2022 (3 days, 2 nights)


16th May 2022 - 18th May 2022 (3 Days - 2 Nights)



Level 1 

Entry Requirements 

You must be working at an Entry Level 3 in literacy 

Learning Outcomes 

You will explore:

  • What good mental health is
  • The symptoms of poor mental health
  • Common mental health conditions
  • Conventional and alternative approaches to treating mental health conditions
  • The commonly held myths surrounding mental health and how to counter them.
  • Identify support strategies for building resilience in others
  • Support agencies


This course will help develop life-long skills which will help you support others whilst empowering you to take control of and manage your own life more effectively.

You may also benefit from some of our other courses in areas such as:

  • Understanding Human Behaviour
  • Healthy Living
  • Health and Wellbeing