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Deprescribing in mental health

About the course: Deprescribing in mental health

I have worked in psychology for 30 years, and have run a private psychotherapy practice for 5. This course addresses what you can do yourself as a healthcare practitioner to enable patients to manage their mental health difficulties, without the need for medication or for referral to mental health services.
We will focus on the most common problems – anxiety, depression and insomnia – but will also look at OCD, eating disorders, self-harm and addictions.

What you will learn

  • How anxiety, depression, grief and menopausal symptoms are are often confused 

  • The limitations of anti-depressants 

  • Why very many people are struggling at the moment: our core emotional needs and how these have been undermined over the past 2 years 

  • What you can achieve in 10 minute consultations: safe techniques you can employ, and the language to use 

  • Practical and accessible tools you can offer to patients that make a tangible difference to their mental health 

You will have the opportunity to practice some of these in a safe environment

Are courses tailored to individual needs?

Absolutely. This course has been delivered in the past, and is designed to give you a flavour of what we can offer you. All courses are refined to meet each client’s requirements.

Through discussion (email, phone or zoom) we will get a clear sense of the needs of the organisation/the participants and then design a course specifically to respond to these.

We will always include clear ‘learning outcomes’ in the final version of courses we construct with and for you.

Course duration

The length of courses will vary according to what you need, your aspirations and your time constraints.

How are courses delivered?

All teaching and learning is fully immersive: people learn much more when they are actively engaged. Each course includes individual, pair and group work as well as directed learning. All participants are welcome to email questions after the event, and follow-ups (often very useful) are always offered.

What are the costs?

The cost of each course will vary, and will be agreed with you once a full course outline has been produced.

As a rough guide, we charge around £800 per day, to include preparation, delivery, response to post-course questions and distribution of course materials.

Half days are pro-rata.

Is teaching remote or in-person?

Teaching and learning is, wherever possible, face to face. This improves both the quality and quantity of learning, as well as being more enjoyable.

Learning via zoom can be arranged if practical constraints make face to face impossible.

Next steps?

If you're interested in this course or want to learn more, simply click on the link below to arrange a free consultation. Consultations are either on zoom or by phone.


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