Mental Health Awareness Training

What Is It?

Treasure Seekers Mental Health Awareness training is a learning programme that is based around an aim to build compassion, understanding and confidence to engage in positive ways with adults living with mental ill health, learning disabilities (LD) or personality disorders (PD). We hope that this will result in better outcomes for all.

What Will The Programme Involve?

There are two formats of programme that we are currently offering.

  • half day programme.
  • one day programme.
  • two day programme.

Half Day Programme Content

On our half day programme you can expect to learn an overview of psychological theory underpinning human development which will give an introduction to the differences between mental health, autism, learning disabilities and personality disorders. It will begin to give an insight into the belief systems that can lead to personal biases.

One Day Programme Content

On our one and two day programmes, you can expect to receive both a theoretical and practical approach. Specifically on our one day programme, you will receive a theoretical bias with some exposure to the lived-experience of vulnerable people thus enabling a more appropriate and positive response when engaging with a person in crisis.

Two Day Programme Content

On our two day programme, it will allow for a more in depth exploration of each aspect of the psychologically- informed approach. This programme will build the skills necessary to enable a positive response when engaging with a person approaching or in crisis.

The one and two day programmes will address;

  • The differences between learning disabilities, mental ill health and personality disorders.
  • The psychological theory underpinning human development.
  • The belief systems that can lead us to personal biases.
  • An exploration of Attribution Theory, which explains the causes of our behaviours.
  • Understanding of the factors that contribute to vulnerable people escalating into crisis.
  • Techniques for De-escalating.
  • Understanding the power of words.
  • Recognising the effects of Authority and The Balance Of Power.
  • Exploring Transactional Analysis- the interplay between people.

What Will The Outcome Be From This Training?

Half Day Programme Learning Outcomes;

  • To understand how people are affected by their development.
  • To understand environmental, social and relationship factors that make people feel safe.
  • To understand personal assumptions that we may make about groups of people.
  • To understand that adults with mental ill health or learning disabilities need to be engaged with positively.

One And Two Day Programme Learning Outcomes;

  • To understand how people are affected by their development.
  • To understand environmental, social and relationship factors that make people feel safe.
  • To understand personal assumptions that we may make about groups of people.
  • To understand that adults with mental ill health or learning disabilities need to be engaged with positively.
  • To recognise the unintentional impact of power imbalance and the potential effect on the behaviour of others.

Additionally On The 2 Day Course Only;

  • To recognise the effects of the assumptions that we personally may make about groups of people and situations.
  • To be better equipped to engage positively with adults that have mental ill health or learning disabilities.

Would You Like To Sign Up?

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