A Socially Responsible Understanding of Mental Health (Online – 6 hours)

It is no longer acceptable to solely locate the basis of mental health in individuals and their early experiences with an attachment figure. Responsible and ethical practitioners need to gain an informed understanding of the ways in which the social experience of marginalization, oppression and discrimination impact upon the development of mental health difficulties.

This one day online workshop aims to provide an essential overview on mental health, mental illness and mental health care from a social rather than individual context.

Workshop aims

  • To provide a social rather than medical model of mental health
  • To locate models of mental health, mental illness and mental health care within their historical and cultural contexts
  • To encourage an appreciation of the influence of socio-economics, class, gender, disability, age, culture religion, race and sexuality on the incidence, definition, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and mental health
  • To consider the intensifying impact of intersectionality (where a person belongs to one or more marginalised group)
  • To familiarise the role of minority community organizations and mental health advocacy organizations and how to engage with them
  • To develop practices for non-discriminatory service provision including Anti-Racist practice in mental health.
  • To gain an understanding of the increasing impact of the Digitalisation on mental health

Mental Health Familiarisation Placement

This training has been designed to meet the aims of the ‘Working within a Social Responsibility Framework’ component of the UKCP’s requirements for a Mental Health Familiarisation Placement. It can be attended as a standalone workshop or as part of the complete Mental Health Familiarisation Placement Series being delivered by The Link Centre between Autumn 2024 and Spring 2025.

Presenter: Ngozi Cadmus

Ngozi is a Psychotherapist, Mental Health Social Worker, Social Entrepreneur, and Tedx speaker. She is the founder of Frontline Therapist and Happiworkers. Her work has been featured the Metro, Stylist NBC, and on many news outlets for her outstanding work in helping thousands of Black and Ethnic Minority communities access psychological therapies.

Participant Numbers: There will be a maximum of 40 participants in this workshop.

Recognition: A Link Centre Certificate of Attendance for 6 hours.

Pre-Course Requirements: Participants should be qualified or trainee counsellors or psychotherapists.

Cost: £100

Group booking discount: 10% discount for booking all four workshops in the series. Limited availability – contact admin@thelinkcentre.co.uk for details.

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Booking and Dates

6th December 2024


Upcoming Dates:

Friday 6th December 2024

Time: 10:00 – 17:00

Cancellation Policy:

50% refund will be given for cancellations with more than 7 days notice.


Online Event (Zoom) - workshops will not be recorded


Ngozi Cadmus

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