Mental health and homelessness

One day course to help you develop the skills you need to support vulnerable clients with mental health issues.

Mental health problems and homelessness are closely linked. Working in the homelessness sector you will provide regular support to vulnerable people with a range of mental health needs. This practical course will give you the skills needed to support clients with 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

One day course

Costs (in-house training)

This course can be booked in-house for a team of up to 16
Members: £799
Associate members: £920
Non members: £1,150

 

 

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