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Physical Health within Mental Health Training

Course Date: 11 August 2020, 09:00 - 13:00

Course Leader: Marie-Helene Arti, Nikki Lodge & Sharon Pinch

Duration of Course: 4 hours

Location: Livewell Southwest Academy, Beauchamp Centre, Mount Gould Hospital, 200 Mount Gould Road, Plymouth, PL4 7QD

Price: £0.00 per delegate

Available Places: 25

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This training develops your skills and confidence in supporting people with mental health illnesses to improve their physical health and wellbeing. 

Objectives/Aims of Course

  • Understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices and their role in health monitoring and health promotion
  • Identify key messages such as health promotion in areas such as smoking, healthy eating/healthy weight, responsible drinking, physical activity and acute and long-term physical health conditions
  • Use communication skills that will enable them to raise an issue, open up a conversation and assess a person's readiness to change the health-related behaviour
  • Signpost clients to local healthy lifestyle services & support
  • Feel confident that they can apply the training in practice

Course Programme

The session will encourage sharing of best practice and signpost participants to a range of training that will enable them to monitor and promote physical health confidently and consistently. 

  • Sharing of best practice within an experienced group to ensure the provision of physical health training for mental health staff groups.  
  • Exploration of care planning, identification of and signposting to education around physical health and mental health awareness with up to date knowledge of current guidance, information and best practice.
  • Involvement with devising future training to meet the needs of staff who are supporting the physical health needs of patients

Course Deliverables

Upon completion of the course, each delegate will be issued with a certificate of attendance. 

Who Should Attend (including pre-requisites)

This training is open to all Livewell staff working clinically with people with mental health problems. 

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