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Mental Health Awareness
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This course enhances mental health understanding, identification, and the provision of appropriate support for people experiencing mental health issues. This course covers the mental health elements of Care Certificate Standard 9.

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe what constitutes 'mental health'.
  • Discuss attitudes towards mental health issues
  • Identify those at greater risk of developing mental health issues.
  • Describe the identifying features of a range of mental health issues
  • Provide better support for people experiencing poor mental in social care settings.

This course enhances mental health understanding, identification, and the provision of appropriate support for people experiencing mental health issues. This course covers the mental health elements of Care Certificate Standard 9.

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe what constitutes ‘mental health’.
  • Discuss attitudes towards mental health issues
  • Identify those at greater risk of developing mental health issues.
  • Describe the identifying features of a range of mental health issues
  • Provide better support for people experiencing poor mental in social care settings.
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Course Consultant

Hugh Asher
Hugh Asher
Director and Therapeutic Practitioner at Darach Social Croft Specialising in Autism, Learning Disabilities, and Mental Health.

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“This course gives me a lot of insight about autism and autistic people, my experience here will assist me to discharge my duties effectively when I am with autistic people.”
 
Muhammed Lasisi – Social Care and Education

Overview

This online training course has been designed specifically for Care and Support Workers working in a social care setting. It may also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about Mental Health Awareness.

Interactive Video Lessons

Subjects covered include:

  • Attitudes Towards Mental Health Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-Harm, Psychosis and Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours
  • Supporting People Experiencing Poor Mental Health
On average this online course should take around 40 minutes.

England: Care Certificate Standard 9

Wales: All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care (AWIFHSC) Sections 3.13 & 3.14

Scotland: National Care Standards

Northern Ireland: NISCC’s Induction Standards

Hugh Asher, Autism Consultant, Darach Social Croft

Hugh Asher

Hugh Asher is a compassionate course consultant at CareTutor, specializing in the courses “Caring for People with Autism” and “Supporting People with Learning Disabilities.” As a Director and Therapeutic Practitioner at Darach Social Croft, Hugh leverages the power of nature and agriculture to make a positive impact on individuals with diverse needs, including autism, learning disabilities, mental health and well-being issues, and offending behaviours.

Throughout his career, Hugh has dedicated himself to enhancing the lives of individuals facing various challenges. His focus has encompassed supporting people with learning disabilities and difficulties, autism, mental health issues, problematic drug or alcohol use, and a history of offending behaviours. With an unwavering belief in the therapeutic potential of nature, especially trees, Hugh recognizes their profound influence on mental, emotional, and physical well-being. To further his expertise in this area, he completed specialized training as a Forest Bathing Guide with the Forest Therapy Institute in 2020.

Hugh’s commitment to making a difference is evident in his academic achievements as well. He holds a PhD in Applied Social Science, where his research centred on the development and maintenance of therapeutic relationships with drug users in prisons. Although his accomplishments would earn him the title of “Dr. Hugh,” he humorously acknowledges that it might mistakenly suggest he possesses time-traveling abilities, thus preferring not to use the designation frequently.

As a course consultant, Hugh brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his role. His extensive background in working with individuals with diverse needs, combined with his passion for utilizing nature as a therapeutic tool, allows him to provide valuable insights and guidance to learners. With Hugh’s compassionate approach and innovative strategies, participants in the courses “Caring for People with Autism” and “Supporting People with Learning Disabilities” can expect to gain valuable skills and understanding in providing effective care and support.

Hugh Asher, BSc (Hons), MSc (Merit), PhD (Applied Social Science)
Director and Therapeutic Practitioner at Darach Social Croft
 

As a course consultant, Hugh brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his role. His extensive background in working with individuals with diverse needs, combined with his passion for utilising nature as a therapeutic tool, allows him to provide valuable insights and guidance to learners.

Participants in the courses “Caring for People with Autism”, “Supporting People with Learning Disabilities”, “Mental Health Awareness” and “Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disabilities” can expect to gain valuable skills and understanding in providing effective care and support.

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