Mental Health and Bereavement Awareness Course


Course Outline
This is a course aimed at those staff and volunteer members of Constituent Charities such as caseworkers and Port Chaplains that work directly with people that may be affected by mental health  bereavement issues.

Course Aim
The course is not intended to give people the skills to diagnose, rather an awareness and understanding of people who live with mental health issues and give you an understanding of grief and bereavement .

Course Objectives
The course is not intended to give people the skills to diagnose, rather an awareness and understanding of people who live with mental health issues.The first day covers mental health,recognising stress,the impact of loneliness and isolation on mental health  the main types of mental health problems and more...  The second day of the course covers bereavement,seperation and loss ,cultural understanding of funerals burials and cremations and the physical symptoms of grief.
 
Within each topic you will look at:
  • what it is
  • why does it occur
  • precipitating factors
  • perpetuating factors
  • how to help and how not to help

Course Funding
  • The Board will cover all course fees
  • The Board will cover all accommodation costs (Constituent Member delegates only)
  • The Board will fund up to £20 per person, per day for dinner (Constituent Member delegates only)
  • The Board will reimburse reasonable travel costs (Constituent Member delegates only)
For further information please contact Helen van Gass, Training  Manager on 02380 337799 or via e-mail  training@mnwb.org.uk
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