It was an excellent course that was only let down by the fact that it had to be delivered remotely. This is in no way reflecting upon the course facilitators - who I found very well informed and professional. Many thanks and I hope to attend the half-day face-to-face version when we are all able.
I thought this was a course to help with mental health issues but after a short introduction to mental health the course totally focused on stress alone. What about other mental health issue and how to deal with them? Additionally the message seemed to be that it is our own responsibility and stresses lie with us!!! I strongly disagree. How you think about stress can contribute to the "stress" but it doesn't create it or cure it. I have experienced significant cognitive issues following a period of watching my mum die and providing her end of life care and this course wasn't useful for addressing any of the issues experienced. Positive thinking and seeking help has not changed many of those cognitive issues and I feel quite strongly that this course was a bit neglectful of much. I don't mean to be critical but this course really needs to be described as managing stress rather than about mental health in general.