Mental Health 101 for Massage Therapists


Do you wish you had more knowledge around how to help your clients with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, suicidal feelings and post traumatic stress? Would you benefit from understanding how trauma impacts upon your clients physical and emotional health?

Then our accessible online course in mental health awareness is for you!

Run by Kate Webb, an experienced mental health practitioner of 30 years, this course will increase your skills in recognising the signs of mental health distress, being helpful to your clients when treating them, and referring them on to other sources of help.

Explore key concerns and dilemmas that you face in practice when encountering clients’ mental health issues and discuss ways to deal with tricky issues such as suicidal distress, safeguarding concerns and disclosures of past traumas that impact on how people feel in the present.

We will increase your knowledge, equip you with resources to refer clients on and crucially help you to understand the boundaries of your role i.e. you can’t ‘fix’ people or be responsible for their safety but you can be really helpful when they are struggling.

Member of the JAMMM our innovative mentoring and support group? Then the sessions are free as part of your subscription. Click here if you are interested in joining the JAMMM for just £29.99 a month

SKU: mentalhealth101 Category:


The course was run as monthly Zoom sessions which were recorded throughout 2022, by signing up to this course you get instant access the recordings and handouts from all 8 lessons.

Live Virtual Classrooms are one and a half hours long and cover the following topics:

Lesson 1: What is mental health and why is it important for massage therapists?:
Lesson 2: Anxiety:
Lesson 3: Depression:
Lesson 4: Suicide and self harm:
Lesson 5: Trauma – informed approaches:
Lesson 6: Psychosis:
Lesson 7: Treatments and therapies:
Lesson 8: Building a mentally healthy community:

About your tutor Kate Webb

Kate Webb is a mental health expert with over 30 years experience in the sector. She is a trained counsellor and holds a MA in consultation and organisational dynamics from the acclaimed Tavistock Institute. She has held key leadership roles at both MIIND and MINDOUT (LGBTQ+ services).

Kate has set up innovative community services for those in mental distress including advocacy services and Brighton and Hove’s successful Recovery College, an innovative model allowing people with severe mental health issues to gain self- management skills and peer support. She has a wide range of knowledge of both the voluntary and statutory services and is a warm and dynamic facilitator.