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Tue, 05 Dec


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Mental health awareness training - An introduction to Mental Health Issues

Increase your understanding of mental health from a medical, social, and psychological perspective. Learn the key principles of the Mental Capacity Act, the language and terminology used when relating to mental health as well as an introduction to conditions such as psychosis, and bi-polar disorder.

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Mental health awareness training - An introduction to Mental Health Issues
Mental health awareness training - An introduction to Mental Health Issues

Time & Location

05 Dec 2023, 09:30 – 12:30

Microsoft Teams

About the Event

This training is open to social work practitioners across Adult and Children's Services within the West Midlands Social Work Teaching Partnership who would like a greater understanding of mental health issues at an introductory level to inform their general social work practice. Please see below our Partner organisations. 

Areas covered in this training include: 

  •  increasing understanding of the language and terminology relating to mental health.
  • considering mental health from the medical, social, and psychological perspective.
  • An introduction to depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis and personality disorder.
  • To consider the key principles of the Mental Capacity Act.
  • An introduction to the civil sections of the Mental Health Act.

The training will be online and will include a mixture of presentation, video clips, quiz and discussions.

About the trainer: Martin Gilbert, DIPSW, Advanced Certificate in ASW/AMPH, BPhil, PGCE. Senior Learning & Development Officer Birmingham City Council. Martin has been a Social Worker since 1999 and an Approved Social Worker since 2002, converting to an Approved Mental health Professional in 2008. Initially within a community mental health team and then within crisis resolution and home treatment work. From 2010-2022 Martin supported the development and qualification in AMHP practice in Birmingham. He has been a national Mental health First Aid trainer since 2018. Martin has led on conferences Deprivation of Liberty, Criminal Justice in Mental Health and Impacts of Mental health on Children. Martin’s primary area of interest remains mental health and mental capacity and he is a strong advocate of a blended approach to learning, trusting adult learning principles of andragogy and citizen/carer involvement to support practice

Deadline to register your interest in these training dates will be: 

Thursday 11th January 2024. 

The deadline for the course held on the 5th of December has now passed.

Please note, your space will not be confirmed until after this deadline date, when a member of the Programme Team will be in touch to confirm the status of your booking, i.e. if you have secured a space or if you will be placed on the waiting list

Partner Organisations: 

Birmingham Children's Trust

Birmingham City Council

Birmingham City University

Cheshire East Council

City of Stoke-on-Trent Council

City of Wolverhampton Council

Coventry City Council

Coventry University

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Heart of Worcestershire College

Herefordshire Council

Keele University

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust [MPFT]

Sandwell Children's Trust

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Shropshire Council

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Staffordshire County Counil

Staffordshire University

Telford & Wrekin Council

University of Birmingham

University of Warwick

University of Wolverhampton

University of Worcester

Walsall Council

Warwickshire County Council

Worcestershire County Council

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