Mental health can display itself in a variety of ways and each person is different. Having a simple conversation about someone’s wellbeing can make a big difference.
Between home and work today you may have caught the bus or train, came in your car, perhaps rode your bike or even walked. Between home and work today you may have noticed people around you – talking, smiling, laughing, chatting, working or reading the paper, or perhaps they may have been on a coffee break. From the groups of people, you may have noticed, one in five adults will experience mental illness this year – that’s this year, last year and next year.
All mental health is important and recognising signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety or substance abuse could make all the difference to an individual who may be trying to ‘mask’ what they are experiencing; perhaps the onset of a mental health condition or is a crisis is developing?
Do you want to make a difference?
You don’t have to be positive all the time. It’s perfectly okay to feel sad, angry, annoyed, frustrated, scared or anxious. Having feelings doesn’t make you a ‘negative person’ –
it makes you human.
– Lori Deschene
Delivered by nb&a group’s licenced MHFA Instructor, this two or three hour Mental Health Awareness Education Program is an introduction for adults (18 years and over).
Using a facilitated discussion approach, we will provide an overview of mental health and the skills to assist identify the early warnings signs of a mental health problem. This program includes a summary of risk factors for adolescents including eating disorders.
The approach is vitally important to be able to use appropriate language, and look at the use of open and closed questions. Unless an individual is experiencing a crisis situation where the approach at that time is critical for their safety, it is important to learn to plan the approach as sometimes reactionary approaches will not always engage the individual.
The session consists of two or three hours face to face education program.
Participants will receive a workbook containing exercises and discussion points to use. The session is interactive and requires participation.
Important note – This is adult education training and is not recommended for people seeking treatment or recovering from a mental health problem. The information provided in the training is for general mental health awareness only and is not intended to be, and should not be, relied upon as a substitute for specific professional medical advice.
Contact us today to discuss your specific objectives and requirements.