Social Welfare

Benefits & Mental Health

The benefits system is a complex muddle of rules, and provision for people with mental health problems is especially complicated. This one-day course aims to help everyone involved with mental health to understand just what people are able to claim, and how to go about it. The approach we take is very practical. This course is designed to:

  • Give a general overview of the benefit system as it relates to those with mental health problems.
  • Provide practical tips and shortcuts when claiming.
  • Help people to spot underclaimng of benefits and to enable them to better advise people with mental health problems.

Who Should Attend:

Anyone who deals with benefits for people with mental health problems (including volunteers and service users)