Wednesday 5th - Friday 7th July 2023


Residential at the college (3 days, 2 nights)


3 day (2 night) residential courses cost £0, £25 or £50 depending on your income


Level 1

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.

During this course 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

Entry Requirements 

You must be working at Entry Level 3 Literacy