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It can be tricky to tell if someone is suffering from a mental illness, unless you know what you’re looking for. But it’s important to try and spot the warning signs, because you may be able to help. If you spot them in yourself, you might even be able to take pre-emptive action. This course is useful for everyone, so take it now: it might be the most important thing you do today.
450 million people in the world are estimated to suffer from a mental illness of some sort. That’s too big a number to truly comprehend. Look around your workplace. Statistically, 1 in 4 of you is suffering from a mental illness or disorder. And in all likelihood, you won’t know who.
That’s because mental illness can take many forms, such as stress, depression, paranoia, sleeping problems, anxiety, panic attacks, and suicidal feelings. You probably can’t tell from looking at a person whether they are suffering. But this short course is designed to help you recognise key ‘warning signs’ in yourself and others so that you can take appropriate action.
What you will learn
This course is designed to highlight common types of mental illness, to help you recognise them. It also talks about physical symptoms you might notice and offers advice on when it’s appropriate to help and how you might do so.
We shelved our usual humour for a course dealing with such a sensitive subject, and rightly so, it just wouldn’t be appropriate. But it’s still conversational with a friendly, supportive tone as you’d expect. Using literal warning signs as a metaphor made for some interesting visuals.
Each of the warning signs is presented as an individual video inside the course so that you can take them in at your own pace. They discuss the symptoms you might notice, and offer suggestions as to which mental illness could possibly be causing it.
Everyone has the right to learn and learner need can vary demanding on environment or disabilities. This course comes with transcripts so people have text options for an media, subtitles for all videos and is screen reader friendly with alternative text.
We take a number of steps to ensure visuals and navigation is easy for your people. For more information on the steps we take for accessibility check out how we make our courses.