EPIC Assist Charity Scotland is equipped to deliver mental health workshops to empower communities and organisations to create mentally healthy spaces and confidently support their members with mental health conditions.
Why is mental health important?
In the UK more than one million people experience depression and more than two million experience an anxiety condition.
One in five women and one in eight men will experience a mental health condition such as anxiety or depression in their lifetime. Out of these millions of people, less than half of those experiencing these conditions seek support.
Minority communities experience even greater levels of mental health problems. Refugees and asylum seekers are more likely to experience mental health problems and Gypsy, Roma and Travellers are six times more likely to die by suicide than non-Travellers. 11% of Travellers deaths are accountable to suicides.
With these statistics, it’s more than likely that you love, know, or work with someone struggling with their mental health. That person might even be yourself. Mental health conditions do not discriminate. They can affect anyone at any stage of life.
Learning to be aware of what mental health looks like and how to manage yourself and others when they are living with mental health problems is paramount.
Here to help
At EPIC Assist Scotland, our bespoke workshops can educate and empower organisations, communities, and individuals to create psychologically healthy environments. They boost confidence in recognising the signs and symptoms of ill mental health, as well as enable people to successfully support and lead those living with mental health conditions.
We know that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to mental health. Our workshops can be built and tailored to suit your needs, including those of marginalised communities, businesses, and more.
In the past, we have worked with and presented workshops to refugees and asylum seekers, primary and high school students, and the Traveller, Roma, and Gypsy communities in the UK and abroad.
“I’ve got so much out of attending EPIC Assist’s series of wellbeing workshops. They are really well designed to provide a good balance of information, discussion, and support. I would definitely recommend EPIC and Candace to any organisation seeking mental health training.”
What our mental health workshop covers
The aim of our workshops is simple: to promote a fundamental understanding of mental health conditions, while dispelling stigma and aiding in the creation of psychologically safe spaces.
The training is delivered in a conversational environment and will cover:
- an introduction to mental health conditions and what they entail
- a guide to risk factors and triggers
- how to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental illness in yourself and others
- the importance of empathy and compassion in dealing with mental health
- how to create and develop a safe environment in the workplace for those living with a mental health condition.
People that complete this workshop will have the confidence and tools to create psychologically safe environments and effectively lead people who have a mental health condition.
EPIC’s Mental health workshops have been put together by a team of experts, led by Mental Health Coordinator Grant. Grant provides clinical supervision and support to EPIC’s team of Mental Health Consultants in Australia.
Grant is an accredited mental health social worker and clinical psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience working in private practice and the community mental health sector.
Your workshop will be delivered by Candace Thomas, Program Coordinator with EPIC Assist Scotland.