Mental Health Awareness An excellent introduction to mental health issues covering a number of areas. The session challenges common misconceptions and brings clarity to an otherwise highly misunderstood subject. Always well evaluated, this session is of use to anyone who has come across mental illness either at work or at home. Aim:Through discussion and group work participants will gain an understanding of the most common illnesses. Topics include: A brief history of mental health What is good mental health? The models used to attempt to understand and treat mental illnesses. Common Mental Health Conditions and Problem areas including, Depression, Anxiety, Phobias, Panic Attacks & Post Traumatic Stress Disorders. Severe and Enduring Mental Illness including Psychoses, Schizophrenia and Bi-Polar Disorder. How to engage with someone with mental health needs.