This training pack gives participants the skills they need to work as support brokers for people with mental health problems.
The course runs for five days and is broken down into five modules with step-by-step instructions for running the training. The accompanying CD-ROM contains all the materials and PowerPoint slides needed for the course.
The materials are designed for self-study and learning within teams of support workers, and training groups and people in-house by skilled and experienced practitioners.
Important information: Those who wish to use the materials to train people in a professional capacity can attend an accredited training for trainers course provided by Signpost UK. Click here for details of training for trainers licensing arrangements
Individuals wanting to train as peer brokers: Individuals who have some personal experience of services who want to assist others and build their personal skillset in order to take a positive step into volunteering or work situations.
Individuals wishing to train as independent specialist mental health brokers: Individuals working in community settings who are generally interested in providing a new service as self-employed independent brokers.
Organisations wanting their existing staff to acquire essential new skills as brokers: Many organisations recognise that they will need to work in new and innovative ways in readiness for the implementation of more personalised services.
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media
Publication: 20 November 2012
Content: Module 1: Introduction and basic skills; Module 2: Assessment, review and the broker role; Module 3: Mental health information and awareness; Module 4: Legislation, strategy and the broker role; Module 5: Brokerage role, boundaries and resources; CD-ROM with handouts and PowerPoint slides