Understanding and Managing Mental Health in Primary Care

Start dates

November 2019


158 Oxford Road, Cowley, OX4 2LA

Course length

1 day




This 2-day course is intended to give practitioners an introductory overview of several mental health conditions. It will also look at cultural aspects, history taking, and enabling people to gain a deeper understanding of a wide range of conditions.

Learning Outcomes

  1. To enhance knowledge of common mental health difficulties and their diagnosis and treatment

  2. To enhance listening and communication skills

  3. To introduce the concepts of positive mental health, resilience, and positive mental health promotions


  • Anxiety and Depression: signs and symptoms, prevalence

  • Overview of eating disorders: statistics, signs and symptoms, management

  • Stress vulnerability and psychosis

  • Schizophrenia: signs and symptoms, stigma and mental illness (public perceptions)

  • History-taking in mental health

  • Risk assessments: rating scales

  • Communication skills

  • Pharmacology in mental health

  • Historical perspectives in mental health

  • Culture race and ethnicity, sexuality in mental health

  • Child and adolescent services in mental health an overview

  • Personality disorders signs symptoms an overview

  • Physical health and mental illness: complications and life expectancy

  • Health promotion and resilience in mental health