Special Interest: Mental Health Protection
According to the World Health Organization, “one in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill-health and disabilities worldwide. Treatments are available, but nearly two-thirds of people with a known mental disorder never seek help…” Are people with mental health concerns at higher risk of abuse or harm? How can we protect individuals struggling with mental health concerns? How can we prepare? Let’s Plan to Protect® those with mental health concerns!
This webinar is designed to raise awareness of the vulnerability of individuals struggling with mental health concerns and to reduce the stigma of discrimination and neglect. This webinar is designed for all organizations who work with the vulnerable sector. Victoria Bissell, OCT. Director of Training at Plan to Protect®, will share her personal story of struggling with Agoraphobia and share how organizations can protect those with mental health concerns. We will provide practical tips for supporting, counseling and mentoring individuals and strategies for creating a safe environment. We will also address suicide and self-injury prevention and response. Let’s raise the bar on protection!
Plan to Protect® offers an extensive series of Special Interest Webinars on topics that interest individuals who work with children, youth, persons with disabilities, or the elderly. Our 60-minute webinars are extremely helpful in approaching a wide variety of topics ranging from administration to leadership to awareness. Each of these webinars is recorded and made available for purchase or FREE for members. Members have access to these FREE webinars on the www.plantoprotect.com website under the members section.
This training is designed for individual access and use ONLY. Organizations that wish to provide group training should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for group training options. Use of this training for groups is a breach of copyright and distribution.
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The development, preparation and publication of this training has been undertaken with great care. The information contained herein is intended to assist organizations in establishing policy. The content is current as the date of the publication and does not reflect subsequent changes in law. This information is distributed with the understanding that it does not constitute legal advice. Organizations are strongly encouraged to seek legal counsel as well as counsel from their insurance company when establishing a policy.