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Responding Effectively to Signs of Mental Distress




This course will help you respond to the possible signs of mental distress effectively, humanistically, compassionately and in a recovery focused way. The course begins by looking at the principles of mental distress that will help you respond in the most recovery orientated way and to help you make the most informed decisions. The course then enhances this learning by looking at possible signs of mental distress. Building on this knowledge, the second part of the course takes a practical approach on how to respond effectively towards someone showing signs of mental distress, including, referral, active listening, respectful ways of enquiry, responding positively to disclosure and how to bring closure and sign-post the person.

By the end of the course you will have developed some skills, knowledge and more confidence in recognising and responding to people who are experiencing mental distress in an effective, humanistic and compassionate way.


PART ONE is split into two lessons - 

Lesson 1 - Introduction

In this lesson you will be introduced to the course and develop an understanding of mental distress, in order to begin to learn how to respond in the most recovery orientated way.  The Lesson will look at the underlying principles of distress.

Lesson 2 - Signs of Mental Distress

Following on from Lesson One, this lesson will allow you to explore possible signs of mental distress.  Despite mental distress being an inward experience, there are many outward reactions that can help us identify someone who is in distress.

This course will take up to 6.5 hours to complete.

If you want to undertake the full course (TWO PARTS), you can find this within our course catalogue.  If you enrol to the full course, we will give you a 25% discount.  However, if you prefer you can just do PART ONE at the full price.


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