Introduction to Mental Illness

Class Size

Minimum of six (6) and up to a maximum of twelve (12), in order to maintain a high quality of teaching and supervision.


One (1) day

Who is the course for?

Hospital / Healthcare nurses and assistants / A&E staff / Care homes, police / prison officers, security personnel and Ambulance staff, staff working in detention centres, custody nurses, local council staff, school / college teachers and any other category of front line workers who may work with people who may potentially present with mental health issues or who are likely to be confronted with challenging and threatening conflict situations as part of their job undertaking.

Entry requirement

A keen interest and commitment towards the disciplines of learning: Prior experience is not necessary. Applicants will be provided with a list of pre-course information prior to the start of the course, in order to advise them on course expectations and requirements.

Course content

This course comprises of a theoretical component including, definitions, legislations, assessments and management strategies. It will help in educating and informing practitioners in their awareness recognition and understanding surrounding the causes, symptoms and managerial implications of common forms of mental illness.


There is no formal assessment attached to this course.


Participants will receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the programme.


Carl Ryan, RMN, Cert. Ed. BA (Hon), MPhil – Principal Tutor


Available on request