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Mental Health Awareness in an Education Setting

Mental Health Awareness in an Educational Setting

This course is aimed at teachers in Further Education, Work Based Learning and the Voluntary and Community Sector, who would like to develop teaching and learning strategies for working with people with mental health issues.   

The programme will help teachers to:

  • Develop appropriate teaching and learning strategies relating to working with people with poor mental health
  • Understand what level of information about mental health conditions, medication and side effects is necessary to support learning
  • Understand the teacher’s roles and boundaries and legal responsibilities
  • Know where to access further information and support
  • Use critical reflection to improve teaching and learning strategies
  • Analyse appropriate tools and interventions to support and develop learners’ skills
  • Communicate accurately and effectively in writing, verbal presentation and group discussion
  • Research organisational protocol relating to equality and diversity
  • Reflect on own practice in a critical way and show a capacity for professional learning and development
  • Use IT effectively and appropriately in presentation
  • Work effectively within the study group, and in own organisation


This is an HE Level 1 (NQF Level 4) programme and is delivered over four days.  

Dates: 11 September, 9 October, 6 November and 11 December 2009.

Venue: University of Warwick, Coventry

Time: 9.30am - 4pm

Fee: £250 per person

This course is now full. To register interest in a future course please contact Suneeta Panesar on 024 7657 3927 or