Mental Health and Suicide Awareness Training

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Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Awareness Training

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Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Awareness Training


This course is only on offer to those who work or live within the Walsall (UK) Borough area

Want to learn more about mental health and suicide awareness? Come along to our free community training.

During the sessions you will look at:

  • What is mental health? Brief overview of common conditions
  • Factors that influence people’s mental health
  • How to talk to someone in distress

Learning outcomes

By the end of the session participants will:

  • Have an understanding of what mental health is and the prevalence of some common conditions
  • Have knowledge of factors that can contribute to mental illness
  • Gain an understanding of some barriers that stop people getting help
  • Have an awareness of some common mental illnesses
  • Be aware of the local and national statistics of suicide
  • Feel more confident having conversations around mental health and mental distress
  • Have a better understanding of their own mental health

Content Overview

  • What is mental health- not just mental illness
  • What can influence our mental health, positively and negatively
  • Exploring reasons why people don’t go for help
  • What is stigma and discrimination
  • Mental illness on a continuum
  • Personal impact/ implications of not being mentally well
  • Overview of conditions: Depression, Anxiety disorders, Self harm, Eating disorders
  • The picture of suicide nationally and locally
  • Myths and fact busting regarding suicide
  • Exploring gender differences
  • How to talk to someone experiencing mental distress
  • What to avoid saying
  • Mental health, alcohol and drugs
  • Taking care of yourself
  • Signposting
  • Determinants of health

If you wish to attend this training, please register to secure your place.

You will receive a communication from the Learning & Development Team, who are hosting this training, nearer to the date you have selected. This will provide you with the details you will need to join the online event.


This course can only be offered to those who work/live in the Walsall (UK) Borough area.

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Public Health, Walsall

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