As many of you might be aware, it was World Mental Health Day on the 10th October. It was wonderful to see so many positive and uplifting posts from so many different people, encouraging us all to think about our mental health and what we can do to improve it.
When it comes to mental health, we need to understand that much like our physical health, we all have mental health, whether it’s good or bad. The difference is that when our mental health is poor we often still hear terms like: “Man Up!”, “Why is this affecting you so much?” and “Just get over it, no one else is being affected by this”.
Why do you think this is? Is it a misunderstanding? Perhaps phrases like these are meant with the best intentions? But as many of us are aware, whilst these phrases might have good intentions, ultimately, they can do more harm than good for someone who is struggling. There is still a stigma attached to mental health, usually this is down to lack of knowledge or experience.
One way we can look at challenging these attitudes is to first of all educate ourselves and become aware of our own attitudes and behaviours. That is why we’re offering free training to staff and volunteers from a range of sectors within Derbyshire.
Here are some of the learning outcomes you can take away from this course:
- The continuum of mental health and dual axis model
- Signs and symptoms of mental health problems
- Prevalence of mental health problems
- Populations at higher risk
- Protective and risk factors
- Impact of mental health problems
- Stigma and discrimination
- Approaches to incorporate into own practice in order to support interaction
- Resources and services available both nationally and locally (Derbyshire)
Let’s make mental health care for all a reality! Register your spot now for our November and December sessions:
- Tues 2nd Nov. 2021 1-5PM
- Mon 8th Nov. 2021 1-5PM
- Fri 19th Nov. 2021 9AM-1PM
- Weds 24th Nov. 2021 9AM-1PM
- Mon 29th Nov. 2021 1-5PM
- Thurs 2nd Dec. 2021 1-5PM
We look forward to seeing you there!