Navigating mental health services

Understand when and how to refer people to specialist mental health services.

If you support people with mental health needs the process of getting help from specialist services can be confusing. This course will help you to build relationships with your local mental health teams and show you how to make appropriate referrals to the right service. 

Who is this course for?

For frontline staff, keyworkers and their managers who regularly work with clients who have mental health issues

What will you learn?

On completion of this course you will:

• Understand the recent changes to mental health provision and understand how your local mental health services are funded
• Understand clients’ mental health needs
• Understand the distress continuum
• Learn how to build relationships with your local mental health teams
• Understand when to refer a client to mental health services
• Understand how to make an appropriate referral to the relevant service
• Understand how to work with clients with mental health issues in a hostel/supported housing


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
Twitter: @TrainingHL