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 and interactive live 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.

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The course will be run as monthly Zoom sessions. The course will be interactive so we would love it if you can attend live but will also be recorded and added to your online course to catch up with, for those busy in clinic!

Live Virtual Classrooms will be 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?: Thursday 24th February 2022: 12pm-1.30pm
Lesson 2: Anxiety: Thursday 17th March 2022: 12pm-1.30pm
Lesson 3: Depression: Thursday 28th April: 12pm-1.30pm
Lesson 4: Suicide and self harm: Thursday 26th May: 12pm-1.30pm
Lesson 5: Trauma – informed approaches: Thursday 23rd June: 12pm-1.30pm
Lesson 6: Psychosis: Thursday 21st July: 12pm-1.30pm
Lesson 7: Treatments and therapies: Thursday 22nd September: 12pm-1.30pm
Lesson 8: Building a mentally healthy community: Thursday October 20th: 12pm-1.30pm

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.