An Introduction to Psychosocial Approaches in Mental Health Short Course

An Introduction to Psychosocial Approaches in Mental Health Short Course

This workshop aims to provide practitioners with knowledge and awareness in relation to engagement, assessment, formulation and psychosocial interventions for people with severe and enduring mental health problems i.e. psychosis / Schizophrenia / Bipolar Disorder

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course


Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

Full day


School of Community Health and Midwifery

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

24th January 2020 - 09:00 - 16:00, 28th February 2020 - 09:00 - 16:00,

Entry Requirements:

Staff working in community / in-patient / residential settings, with people with severe and enduring mental health problems. 

Maximum number of participants: 20

Course Content

Course Outline:
By the end of the workshops participants will:

- Have an awareness of the importance of engagement with people with severe and enduring mental health problems
- Have an awareness of assessment processes with people with severe and enduring mental health problems
- Have an awareness of the range of formulation models available
- Have an awareness of appropriate interventions in relation to hallucinations / delusions / negative symptoms etc

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Attendance without examination

Academic Expertise


Alison Elliott
Tracey Kearns

Both Alison and Tracey are experienced Mental Health nurses, and both have experience of delivering psychosocial interventions in both community and in-patient settings, and for the past five years have been running UCLan's PSI programmes.

Learning outcome & aims

We aim to create the perfect blend of knowledge, practical experience and relevance to equip UCLan graduates with the confidence and skills they need to get ahead in the world of work.

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Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE


For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Book your place via our Online Application System.

If you have any questions about the workshop please contact us: email or call 01772 893836

About UCLan

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University of Central Lancashire,
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