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Online Training: An Introduction to Mental Health



It is almost impossible to turn on the news or to read a newspaper without the mention of mental health and the recent Covid-19 outbreak has brought this topic into sharper focus.

This two-hour webinar has been designed to provide an introduction to mental health, with the aim of understanding more about some of the most commonly diagnosed disorders, as well as provide advice and guidance on how to support colleagues who have issues with their mental health.

Session Objectives

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  1. Explain what is meant by mental health
  2. Identify some of the factors which influence mental health
  3. Describe some of the most commonly diagnosed mental health disorders
  4. Identify ways of supporting people who have issues with their mental health
  5. Examine ways to maintain personal mental health.

Additional Information

This is a highly participative and interactive webinar, which has been written and developed by Miranda Smythe, who delivers training in mental health for a number of charities locally and nationally.

Delegates are asked to complete a pre-webinar quiz beforehand.  The answers to these and other questions will be covered during the session.

Participants can also download a free copy our Introduction to Mental Health that compliments the session.



Miranda Smythe

Miranda has 30 years’ experience in helping organisations (mainly local government) to identify learning gaps, and to develop tailored, creative and relevant strategies for meeting these needs with a view of helping them meet their objectives.  Miranda is also a Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) Associate Trainer and has been involved in developing bespoke programmes for Councillors including speed reading and personal safety.

In addition to her formal role, Miranda is also very involved in local community development activities, providing mental health awareness sessions for many not-for-profit organisations.  She is Chair of a local homelessness charity and has been instrumental in developing and facilitating community leadership initiatives in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

Who should attend?

This will be relevant to any officer or elected member wanting to support colleagues as well as understanding how to support themselves.