An Introduction to Housing Law – NEW

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Find out the answers to Housing Law questions, and more, on this half day course with the University of Law. This course will help you identify housing issues and explore how to access support either for yourself or someone you may be supporting. 

Understanding & Managing Worry

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Worry is a normal response to everyday life that causes anxiety. Most people will experience worry throughout their lifetime with no long term effect. 

Understanding Anger and Aggression

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“When something makes you angry, adrenalin causes your body to prepare for ‘fight or flight’, giving you energy and making you feel tense. Releasing this energy and tension is good for you, but it can be difficult to do so in ways that are constructive.” (Mind)

Understanding & Managing Grief

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Grief is a common experience that most people will go through at some point in their lives. Grief occurs when we lose someone or something that is close to us and there is no ‘normal’ or ‘right’ way to grieve. People experience a wide range of emotions and reactions following a loss and this can […]

Looking after yourself: Health and Wellbeing for Carers, family and friends

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Supporting somebody with mental ill health can be isolating and daunting. Meeting with others who have similar experiences, learning new skills and improving your existing knowledge can make life as a carer much easier. This course provides you with a better understanding of the problems you may face as a carer and helps you to […]

Overcoming Stigma

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Mental health stigma is a prejudice mostly caused by fear of the unknown, which can lead to discrimination. The fear of stigma can stop people from accessing the help they need, but can also prevent them doing everyday things like seeing friends or joining groups, leaving the house or going to work, school and university.

Understanding Emotions for Healthy Relationships

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A good relationship with yourself, family, friends and your wider communities promotes a sense of belonging and is important for your wellbeing. These connections can be mutually supportive providing an opportunity to share experiences and learn from each other which increases self-worth and reduces isolation. 

Let's Talk about Suicide

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The World Health Organisation describes suicide as a global concern, stating that close to 800,000 people worldwide lose their life through suicide every year. Feeling suicidal does not mean someone is weak, it is a symptom of persistent psychological pain that people often find difficult to see through.

Know your Employment Rights

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The aim is help you feel more comfortable integrating into the workplace by understanding your employment rights and the protections available to you.

Your Legal Rights Under the Mental Health Act

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It is of great importance that you know your rights if you are ever detained under the Mental Health Act, or you are already detained.  It is also important that people who work in mental health know these rights and ensure they are upheld and adhered to.

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