Mental Health & Benefits Training

This event is fully booked but you can add your name to the waiting list

Mental Health & Benefits Training. Delivered by Child Poverty Action Group.

This training is fully booked.

To add your name to the waiting list please click on “Book your free ticket” above and complete the form.

We will contact people on the waiting list to let you know if a place has become available.

If you have booked for the training and are unable to attend please let Christine know ASAP so we can make the place available to others.


27th & 28th January 2022
10.30am-1.30pm each day (including a 30 min break). Via Zoom.

This is a one-day course delivered over 2 half-days. Please attend both sessions

There is a maximum of 17 places. These will initially be offered to people who are part of the Strengthening Voices Realising Rights (SVRR) project.

Who is the course for?

Anyone providing advice in a DDPO. This is a ‘standard’ level course which means you will need to have a basic knowledge of the Benefit system. Please only sign up if you meet these criteria.

About the course:

A practical and tactical look at working with people with mental health diagnoses to help
secure full entitlement to benefits, and to help avoid some of the pitfalls of the system.

The course will cover:

  • Common diagnoses, symptoms, medication and side-effects
  • Barriers to people getting the right entitlement
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in a mental health context
  • Medical tests for Universal Credit and Employment and Support Allowance
  • Tactics for dealing with other benefit issues

About the trainer

The course is delivered by Jo Silcox of Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG)

Course Evaluation/feedback

You will be given a link to a feedback form at the second session. Please complete the feedback form on the day if possible. Your feedback is required so that we can monitor and develop our training offer and to report to our funders.

What is a DDPO?

Please note this is an event for Deaf and Disabled People Organisations (DDPOs). DDPOs are organisations that are run and controlled by Deaf/Disabled people, with Deaf/Disabled people representing at least 75% of Trustees and over 50% of paid staff.


Please inform us of any access requirements at least 2 weeks in advance of the training or event

About the SVRR Project

The SVRR project is funded by Trust for London.
The Trust funds a number of DDPOS to assist them to increase their capacity to deliver information, advice and advocacy to Deaf and Disabled residents. The Trust also funds IL to support these DDPOs and a broader DDPO network where appropriate, to equip them with the practical skills, training, peer support and resources they need to improve and strengthen their advice provision.
For more information about the SVRR project click on the following link: SVRR About the Project


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