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4 Days Mental Healthcare Assistant Workshop


This 4 days intensive mental health care assistant  is ideal for people who works or plans to work in hospitals or in the community, helping people who suffer from a range of mental health conditions such as anxiety and stress-related illnesses, to more severe problems including personality disorders, eating disorders, and drug and alcohol abuse. This course is designed for people who would like to get basic knowledge and skills to become mental health care assistant or for those who need to know how to deal with this disability while looking after their members of family.


Upon completion delegates will gain knowledge, skills, strategies and understanding on some basic mental health conditions and how to provide support and assistance to those in that condition. They will  receive  2 set of certificates of achievement (CSTF  Mandatory Certificate and GSA Accredited PMVA Certificate).



  • Understand Your Role as a mental health worker,
  • Your Personal Development,
  • Duty of Care,
  • Work in a Person Centred Way,
  • Communication,
  • Privacy and Dignity,
  •  Basic Life Support-Adult and Paediatric (Choking, Recovery Position, Resuscitation and AED Use)
  • Moving & Handling (Use of Mobile Hoist, Transfer Board, Rota Stand, Handling Belt, Sliding Sheet etc)


  • What is PMVA
  • Influences on physical intervention within mental health
  • Human Rights Legislation Legal and Ethical issues around Physical Interventions
  • Article 2,Article 3, Article 5 Article 7
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards ( DOLS)
  • Reporting of Injuries Diseases Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)
  • Criminal Law & Common Law
  • Low level grabs and holds
  • Slaps, punches, kicks,
  • Basic restraint techniques
  • Repeated practice


  • Conflict management
  • 4 steps to violence
  • Identifying triggers
  • Assault cycle
  • Importance of communication (verbal, non-verbal)
  • De-escalation
  • Fighting arc
  • Group work relating to scenarios
  • Practice session and trouble shoot techniques learned from previous session
  • Chair restraint and de-escalation techniques
  • Breakaway techniques – rear and front clothing grabs
  • Hair pulls
  • Choking
  • Arm locks
  • Planned approaches (2 person approach for violent individual)
  • Supine take down (basics)


  • Test based on theoretical aspects of course, legislation and conflict management
  • Practice session and trouble shoot techniques learned from previous session
  • Supine takedown and restraint (various options)
  • Turning the patient
  • De-escalation methods
  • Prone take down
  • Prone restraint
  • Role of the head person
  • Managing legs supine and prone
  • Supine Restraint & IM Medication
  • Practical assessment

Free Accredited CSTF Online Courses for the following Modules:

  • Safeguarding Adult
  • Preventing Radicalisation
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Health and Safety
  • Infection & Prevention Control
  • Food Safety
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Complaint Handling
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Information Governance
  • Lone Working Practice
  • Mental Health Awareness