Mental Health Awareness. Inge Axt-Simmonds, Mental Health Project Officer, South West England NIACE/NIMHE/LSC PARTNERSHIP PROJECT. Some background. Being a student….. The best time of your life? 10% of young people have mental health problems that require professional help.
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Inge Axt-Simmonds, Mental Health Project Officer, South West England
Being a student….. The best time of your life?
The term ‘Mental Disorder’ is often used differently by different people.
Look at the scenarios in your handout and decide, how far they fit into y o u rcategory of mental disorder.
Discuss with the person next to you and agree a score.
All these have low self-esteem in common
‘We learned not to second guess what might work; not to restrict our thinking; not to forget the individual…… We have broken down our rigid thinking patterns and considered what might be effective, not just what the accepted strategy is’.
The learner is the expert on his/her mental health: it is the discussion with each individual learner that counts.
6.Training and awareness for learners and staff
7. Raise mental health awareness through curriculum teams and subjects
8. Make information about mental health accessible
9. Celebrate success and achievements
10.Set a positive example of healthy working.