Mental health and homelessness

Mental health issues and homelessness are closely linked, you may reguarly support vulnerable individuals experiencing a range of mental health issues. This practical course will give you the skills needed to support individuals experiencing mental health issues.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for new frontline staff or experienced professionals who want to update their skills

What will you learn?​

On completion of this course you will:

  • Understand different definitions and models of mental illness and disorder
  • Understand the risk factors involved in poor mental health including past trauma and homelessness
  • Better recognise the signs and symptoms of the major mental health problems
  • Recognise the ways in which mental health services are structured and potential routes into them
  • Be aware of services, treatments and other sources of help that may be available in their locality
  • Be aware of good practice in supporting and communicating with people with mental health problems
  • Be aware of the main legal issues affecting those who are homeless and suffering from mental illness

Duration

Face to face: One-day course
Online: Three 1.5 hour modules delivered in one day

Online learning

Due to the current Covid19 pandemic we are delivering our face to face courses online via the Zoom platform. Each course is delivered over three 1.5-hour modules in one-day at the following times:

Module 1- 9:30am-11am
Module 2- 12pm-1:30pm
Module 3- 2:30pm-4pm 

We can be flexible on the above delivery model if needed, but an additional cost may be incurred. 

If you would like to discuss our online training offer in more detail, please use the following contact information below:
Email: training@homelesslink.org.uk
​Call: James on 07375 042 815 or Sharelle on 07881921476

Costs for one full-day face to face course or three 1.5-hour online modules

This course can be booked for a team of up to 16 for face to face training or up to 20 for online training: 

Members face to face: £850 plus Trainer expenses
Members online: £850 - no Trainer expenses

Associate members face to face: £970 plus Trainer expenses
Associate members online: £970 - no Trainer expenses

Non-members face to face: £1,200 plus Trainer expenses
Non-members online: £1,200 - no Trainer expense

Talk To Us

James Cuming

Training manager

James our training manager develops and manages Homeless Link's in-house training programme.

Telephone: 020 7840 4450
Email: training@homelesslink.org.uk
Twitter: @TrainingHL