Basic Mental Health Awareness



To provide an overview of mental health and mental illness.


By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Describe what is meant by the terms mental illness and mental health.
  • Identify the most common mental health diagnosis
  • Recognise some of the symptoms of the most common mental illnesses
  • List the risk factors that may contribute to the development of a mental health problem.
  • Discuss recovery for those experiencing mental illness
  • Challenge some of the stereotypes and stigma associated with the term mental illness
  • Identify ways of looking after your own mental wellbeing.

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