Adult Social Care training and development - Mental Health Awareness for Housing with Care


Connective Care Education

Course details

By the end of the session candidates will be able to: 

  • Identify what it means to be “mentally healthy"
  • List symptoms associated with the more serious and enduring mental health difficulties
  • Reflect upon occasions when these issues may have been evident in a person
  • Discuss the impact that these symptoms may have upon a person’s life and daily functioning
  • Outline the principles of person-centredness and how they relate to people who live with a serious mental health difficulty  
  • Identify ways to develop a therapeutic relationship with a person who lives with a serious mental health difficulty
  • List some typical signs of relapse, and describe what to do when this happens
  • Discuss helpful responses to difficult statements or questions
  • Recognise some signs that a person may be at risk of self-harm or suicide
  • Identify measures to be taken when a person may be at risk
  • Discuss what needs to be reported and recorded    

Course length

3hr online via MS Teams

Skills for care

Meets The Care Certificate: Standard 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4, 9.5, 9.6


Outcomes support knowledge for:

  • Adult Care Worker Diploma Level 2
  • Lead Adult Care Worker Diploma Level 3

Target group

Care and support roles within Housing with Care.


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