Mental Health Awareness for Volunteers

Ref: C3741959

This course will explore what is meant by mental wellbeing and how we might recognise someone who is experiencing mental ill health. It will explore strategies that support mental wellbeing and explore some of the misunderstanding related to this subject.

Additional information about this course

Working in partnership with East Surrey College

Course aim

To provide students with an awareness of mental ill health and how to support people with mental wellbeing in mind.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Outline what is meant by mental wellbeing and mental ill health (discuss common conditions)
  • Introduce models of mental health including neurodiversity
  • Develop communication skills and attitudes that promote mental wellbeing

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

Download full course outline

Mental Health Awareness for Volunteers Course Outline

Is this course right for me? Request more information

You can only enrol in person on the course.

Please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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