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'Rough Sleeper' Mental Health Awareness Training [Free]

'Rough Sleeper' Mental Health Awareness Training [Free]

'Rough Sleeper' Mental Health Awareness Training [Free]

Friday, January 31, 2020
  • On World Homelessness Day and World Mental Health Awareness Day, Sadiq Khan launched a new £2.35m scheme to help those experiencing rough sleepers with mental health needs.
  • Half of all people sleeping rough in London are recorded as having mental health needs
  • The project will fund dedicated teams of mental health professionals covering 16 local authorities across the capital

Enroll on the course today

Length: Four modules, duration: 30 - 45 mins of study per module.

Last year, half of all people sleeping rough in London were recorded as having mental health needs, but many do not have access to the specialist support and treatment they need.

Co-ordinated by Imperial College Health Partners, supported by UCL Partners and the Health Innovation Network, the two-year project will test how new collaborative ways of working can provide targeted support and help people leave the streets for good.
Dedicated teams of mental health practitioners from NHS Mental Health Trusts will join outreach workers on the streets from organisations such as St Mungo’s, Thames Reach and Single Homeless Project (SHP).

The teams could also include specialist input from a psychologist, psychiatrist or peer support worker.

They will provide people sleeping rough with flexible, accessible mental health support, which better understands their needs and ensures they receive the appropriate assessment and treatment.

The course will also explore the use of legislation such as the Mental Health Act, navigating the NHS and helping those with ‘no recourse to public funds’.

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends. It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.