Mental Health Awareness

The TFS drugs awareness and mental health courses are directed by Greg Hudson who reflects on his own remarkable life journey and those around with whom he once shared bleaker times. From his initial introduction to the ‘fun’ of substance abuse by butane gas induced laughter, through his dependence on other destructive drugs and the significant effect that it had on his livelihood, family, freedom and health. The turning point that led him to the decision to change and the dreadful loss of those childhood friends who he used to joke with are confronted in an honest and pragmatic dialogue.

Even today as reformed addict, Masters graduate and leading substance abuse commentator and drugs / mental health councillor his life still bears certain restrictions (such as being barred from certain countries that many of us can freely visit) that can be traced directly back to his decision to buy his first butane canister and spliff. His approach is based on facts and he expertly denounces the myths that circulate both issues. Operating in several spheres his successes are notable, including a reduction in the reoffending of students within higher-education in excess of 92% (source: Callum Marshall, University of the West of England (UWE Bristol))

Course Overview

One in four adults experience some form of mental health problem at some point in their lives. Anxiety, depression and severe mental problems such as schizophrenia affect not only the individuals concerned but also their families and friends. Mental health problems result in reduced quality of life and possibly loss of life. It is therefore important to understand mental distress and the ways it can be treated. This course will help you understand mental health and mental illness. It will tackle the issues of stigma and discrimination in mental health and explain why the promotion of mental well-being is important.

Normally a one-day programme albeit bespoke events can be created.

What are the aims of the course?

  • To increase understanding of mental health issues.
  • To allow you to respond effectively to a range of situations.
  • To provide practical advice to people in distress.
  • To improve the quality of life of others.
  • To make a contribution towards a more safely managed environment.

By the end of this course delegates will be able to

  • Describe the different categories of mental disorder
  • Recognise the factors that can influence the development of mental illness
  • State the Facts v Myths in relation to Mental Health
  • Outline strategies to promote mental health
  • Discuss competing perspectives on the cause of mental distress
  • Increase your understanding of mental health and mental health issues
  • Make you more effective in your vital role

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