END Audiences and Training
Education Not Discrimination will work with four medical schools and four teacher training colleges for four years, together with educational professionals and GP surgery staff.
The project will involve the following work:
Our training sessions are based on a long established programme of anti-stigma workshops that has been evaluated by the Institute of Psychiatry. It draws on previous models of anti-stigma and anti-discrimination work used in New Zealand and Scotland.
A key ingredient is social contact between groups who could potentially be stigmatised and those who could potentially stigmatise them. There are two sessions provided to Third Year students:
Session One includes:
- short lecture on the social impact of living with mental health problems
- testimonies from someone with experience of mental health problems and a carer for someone affected by mental health problems
- Q&A session
Session Two includes:
- Short role plays, using professional role players to act the parts of service user, carer and doctor. Where possible, we invite medical students to volunteer to play the doctor in a "history-taking" scenario. Participants, service users, carers and trainers then give feedback after the role play.
Teachers are in a perfect position to be champions for change within the school environment – both in the classroom and the staffroom.
There are two parts to our session:
Mental Health Awareness training (two to three hours) featuring:
- facts and figures
- signs and symptoms
- pathways to care and discussion around diagnosis and the medical model
- boundaries and limitations of the teacher and the school
- looking after your own mental health
- building a tool kit of resources in mental health
A performance by ‘On The Edge’ theatre company – an interactive health education programme focusing on psychosis.
The play revolves around a teenage boy, Terry, who experiences the first onset of psychosis and the effect of this upon him, his family and friends. At the end of the performance, the actors remain in character and answer questions from the audience.
We will provide Mental Health Awareness Training as outlined above for trainee teachers.
An adapted and recorded performance of 'On The Edge' will be shown
GP Surgery Staff
Mental Health Awareness training (variable length) featuring:
- facts and figures
- role play scenarios performed by professional actors and Involvement Workers
- personal testimonies from service users and carers (Involvement Workers)
- mental health awareness Quiz
- presentation on particular issues faced by by black and minority ethnic communities
Service Users and Carers (Involvement Workers)
We involve service users and carers in every step of the programme from development to delivery. To find out more about working with the END team as an Involvement Worker please contact Maya Albert, END Officer, at: email@example.com