Mental Health Support Worker Training

This online mental health support worker training course covers a wide range of topics relating to awareness of mental health, dementia & learning disability within the healthcare industry, such as types of dementia and barriers to disability. The course will take approximately one hour to complete, and at the end of the healthcare training there are a number of multiple choice questions based on the course content, which must be answered correctly to pass the course.

Train Healthcare are fully aligned with Skills For Health and have been awarded the Skills for Health ‘Quality Mark’ for our face to face and e-learning training courses.

Course Pre-Requisite Requirements

No pre course requisites required.

Course Content:

Key influences to this training

Winterbourne View

Mid Staffordshire Enquiry

Francis Report

Cheshire West Supreme Court ruling

Relevant Legalisation

Importance of early detection

Helping Individuals to plan

Identify Treatment Plans

Access to Information

Mental Health Conditions


Learning Disabilities





Planning Care & Support

The Social Model of Disability

Barriers to Disability

Positive Behaviour Support Planning

WRAP Planning

Person Centred Care


Kings Fund

Safewards Project

Reporting Concerns

Recording Information

Advocacy – IMCA

Patient Rights


Advance Decisions

Advance Statements



Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course candidates will:

Understand the key influences in current practice

Understand legalisation relating to the treatment and care of Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disabilities Patients

Have a basic awareness of common mental health conditions

Have a basic awareness of Dementia

Have a basic awareness of Learning Disability

Best Practice

Understand the Roles of an IMHA and IMCA

Understand the importance of patients’ rights


Online assessment