We provide a range of mental health related courses for specialist health and social care staff, non specialist staff and the general public with specific courses aimed at supporting parents and children.

Courses for specialist and non specialist professionals

Mental Health Awareness Training (one day)

Open to all but often taken by people who regularly work with people suffering from mental ill health.

Mental Capacity Act

This course is needed to gain a MCA certificate and is assessed. It has four modules covering the following areas:

  • Module 1: MCA Essentials
  • Module 2: Complex Best Interest Decisions
  • Module 3: Deprivation and detainment
  • Module 4: Advance Care Planning

Understanding Personality Disorder (half day)

A course aimed mainly at professionals to improve skills and understanding relating to personality disorder.

Courses for professionals working with children and young people

Training for adopters and foster carers

Several training options available, including ‘Promoting health and emotional wellbeing’ and ‘Why and how? Attachment and emotional health for young people looked after’.

Courses for the Public (including Parents and Carers)

The Zero Suicide Alliance have a number of course to gain skills and confidence to help someone who may be considering suicide.  (Please note this is not training governed by South Gloucestershire Council).

Zero Suicide Alliance Training

Free online training from Zero Suicide Alliance

Bitesize mental health and wellbeing training – For professionals working with children, young people & adults in South Gloucestershire

Download the Bitesize Mental Health & Wellbeing leaflet 

Mental health training and development courses 2023/24 – There are a wide range of courses available to individuals and organisations in South Gloucestershire on youth mental health.
The aim of the courses is to increase the knowledge and confidence of individuals to help support children and young
people with mental health needs.

Download the Mental Health training courses leaflet

Contact us or register for a course

If you would like to find out more about any of these options, go to the South Gloucestershire Council workforce development site.

South Gloucestershire Council Learning and development. If you have a specific training requirement and need advice about how to access the training, please email us at mentalhealth@southglos.gov.uk.

Please note that the Mental Health Awareness and Youth Mental Health First Aid courses are open to anyone so please go to the learning and development portal link above to book onto any of these courses.