The Foundation Courses are for anyone interested in mental health and want to gain more knowledge, understanding and confidence in a specific area. The Foundation Courses cover a range of areas and topics. Students can be people who work in services, have/had used services, family members, friends and anyone who works with people. The courses have been designed to give the student a foundation of knowledge, skills and confidence, with an underlying theme of recovery, in order to enable people to move forward with their recovery. Each course stands alone, although also interrelates, allowing the student to build on their learning.
Certificate for Portfolio
All our Foundation Courses were accredited in 2015. This brought them up to a high standard. In line with that, when a student fully completes any course, they will receive a Certificate which they can use in their Portfolio, which includes the number of learning hours for the specific course.
Available Foundation Courses / Course Descriptions
There are nine Foundation Courses available, please course titles below and course descriptions available by clicking on the links next to the title. See details below:
- Responding Effectively to Signs of Mental Distress - CLICK HERE
- Understanding Recovery, Theory into Practice - CLICK HERE
- Psychosis in Practice: Making Recovery Happen - CLICK HERE
- Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse: Beginning the Recovery Process - CLICK HERE
- Introducing Person Centred Planning to Recovery - CLICK HERE
- Introduction to Community Development and Recovery in Mental Health
- Part One: An Introduction to the Hearing Voices Movement - CLICK HERE
- Part Two: An Introduction to Accepting Voices - CLICK HERE
- Setting Up, Supporting & Developing a Hearing Voices Group - CLICK HERE
Using a Workbook to Completment your Learning
Many students find it useful to complete one of our Victim to Victor
series Workbooks, alongside a Foundation Course they are taking. These are £10 each or we offer Bulk Order Discounts. To find out more - CLICK HERE
Which Course Should I Take?
With so many courses to choose from, you may not be sure where to start or which course is best for you. With this in mind, we have designed this pre-course questionnaire to guide you to the a course that fits your needs. On registration, you will be asked to complete an Individual Learning Plan to allow you focus on this area some more.
Download the pre-course questionnaire - CLICK HERE
Alternatively complete it online (easier for tablet/smart phone users) - CLICK HERE
All the Foundation Courses have a range of learning materials in different formats, to meet the different types of students’ learning styles. Different courses use different learning formats, depending on the material being covered. All learning formats used in the Foundation Courses are:
- Exercises & Activities
- Lecture Notes
- Further Reading
- Information Documents
- PowerPoint Presentations
- Forum Discussions
- Course Test / Assignment
PLEASE CLICK (below) on any course for a full description and details.
Information is also provided on how to enrol on the course.