Mental Health Awareness for Volunteers (East Surrey)

Ref: C3745967

This workshop explores what is meant by mental health and the factors that impact on a person's experience of mental health distress. The common and less common mental health conditions and their signs and symptoms, causes and treatment will be examined. We also will look at how to promote our own and others mental health and ways to support individuals experiencing mental distress.

Additional information about this course

This course is delivered in partnership with East Surrey College and is for anyone working as a volunteer or hoping to work as a volunteer and living in the East Surrey postcode areas of Merstham, Tandridge, Caterham, Banstead and Reigate, Mole Valley or Epsom and Ewell

Course aim

This workshop aims to raise awareness of mental health, and to understand and recognise the causes, symptoms and support options for a range of common and less-common mental health problems.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Explain the differences between mental health and mental distress.
  • Describe how cultural, race, gender factors impact the onset and experience of mental health issues.
  • Name the common and less common mental health conditions and their signs and symptoms, causes and treatment.
  • Identify ways to promote mental health and support individuals experiencing mental distress.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • Your tutor will provide written, text and audio feedback recorded in WEA Canvas, WEA’s digital learning platform.

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

Mental Health Awareness for Volunteers (East Surrey)

Enrolment Conditions

This course is funded by East Surrey College

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2020
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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