RAMHP Support Skills is a free, four-hour course developed and delivered by RAMHP for workplaces, community groups and individuals about mental health and how to help someone you’re worried about.
The training develops the knowledge and confidence of participants to identify and approach people they suspect are struggling with their mental wellbeing or are at risk of suicide.
A structured framework is provided for guidance to assist with raising concerns and how to support and connect a person to help. The training also covers how to look after one’s own wellbeing, with a focus on self-care and seeking support.
- Wellbeing – what it is and its connection to mental health
- The difference between mental health and mental illness
- Stress – what it is and its impact on mental and physical health
- Managing stress
- Mental Illness – signs and symptoms
- How to assist someone by having a mental health conversation using a structured guide
- Suicide information and talking about suicide
- Where to find help – specific to your locality, including online and phone services
- Self-care fundamentals and building a self-care plan
Why RAMHP Support Skills?
Mental health problems are common and treatable. With 1 in 5 people experiencing a mental health problem in their lifetime, it’s important to have the skills to recognise the signs that someone may be struggling. The training also focuses on taking care of yourself and practicing self-care.