Mental health and benefits
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About this course
This two-morning course provides a practical and tactical look at working with people with mental health diagnoses to help secure full entitlement to benefits, and to help avoid some of the pitfalls of the system.
The course covers:
- Common diagnoses, symptoms, medication, and side-effects
- Barriers to people getting the right entitlement
- Personal independence payment in a mental health context
- Medical tests for universal credit and employment and support allowance
A basic knowledge of the benefits system is assumed.
Method of delivery and timings
This full-day equivalent, standard-level course, is delivered online via Zoom over two consecutive mornings. It runs from 10am to 1pm on each day, with a half hour break between 11.15-11.45.
It is a practical course delivered using a combination of trainer presentation, exercises and group discussion. Participants will need a Wi-Fi connection and a suitable device to access the internet. It is not recommended to join via a mobile phone.