Discussion and action based training exploring diagnosis based information about mental health from a trauma perspective.

This means recognising the impact of trauma on the emotional, psychological and social wellbeing of people.

Each session has diagnostic history, prevalence, signs, symptoms and treatments plus useful tips to try out each week.

The first section of the session will be tutorial based and a recording will be made available for this section. Following this there will be an opportunity to discuss and share in the group

What to expect

  • Community

    LIVE Zoom Sessions & COMMUNITY chat app to connect, share and meet people.

  • Introduction & discussion on stigma in mental health

    Session 1

  • Depression (Part 1)

    Session 2

  • Depression (Part 2) and Anxiety (Part 1)

    Session 3

  • Anxiety (Part 2)

    Session 4

  • Bipolar Disorder

    Session 5

  • Schizophrenia

    Session 6

  • Personality Disorder

    Session 7

  • Self-Harm

    Session 8

  • Substance Mis-use

    Session 9

  • To be agreed by group

    Session 10

Live Zoom Sessions

Part 1: Wed 6-7.30pm GMT March, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

Part two dates after Easter will be Thur 22nd April - 20th May at 6pm

If you cannot attend the live event don't worry, the first tutorial section of each session will be made available to you.

Each session has diagnostic history, prevalence, signs, symptoms and treatments plus useful tips to try out each week. This course is for anyone with experience of living with, or caring for someone with mental health issues. Those working with people who are often in mental distress.

Open to everyone

LIVE Zoom Sessions (recording will be available for the tutorial section of each session) Part 1: Wed 6-7.30pm GMT March, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st. Part 2 after Easter

Your course facilitator

Sandy Walker

Sandy is a mental healthcare innovator and clinical academic working across Bristol and Hampshire. She has been a practising mental health nurse for over 30 years most recently (for 18 years+) working within Emergency Departments with people who have self-harmed or tried to end their lives. She has worked as a mental health lecturer at Southampton University and is about to start work at Portsmouth University. Her PhD was looking at the experience people who self-harm have of contact with mental health services whilst in a general hospital.

She is director of SanityCo and delivers training and healthcare via her own brand of love based healthcare. www.sanityco.uk. In the 1990s Sandy spent time as a patient of mental health care and this aspect of her experience helps shape her practice and training to this day.

An award winning educator with a reputation for thought provoking and sometimes status quo challenging content. Sandy is co-founder director of the Good Mental Health Cooperative. A participant at a recent education session in Bristol said:

'Sandy is an incredibly knowledgeable and holistic practitioner who has challenged me to question my own practice to better improve the care I provide. This is so powerful to do and I am grateful.'


Mental Wealth Academy

The Good Mental Health Cooperative

The Good Mental Health Cooperative supports people to access community based activities and workshops which help with inclusion, recovery and good mental health. The support is intended for people who have experienced serious life challenges, are socially isolated, anxious or lacking in confidence. This may include experience of mental ill-health, addictions, disability, bereavement, caring responsibilities for example. At the Good Mental Health Cooperative, we believe that connecting with others, and informal learning opportunities, are really important steps to good mental health, bringing a sense of inclusion and challenge, rather than feeling isolated and lacking in purpose. www.goodmentalhealth.org.uk

Funded by

Awards for All National Lottery