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Full day and half day Mental Health Awareness courses

Overview

We offer full day and half day courses that can be tailored to your organisations needs. This may be working with a particular client group, or supporting a colleague with a mental health condition.  We have successfully run these courses with a range of organisations, including Museum Development North West, London Borough of Redbridge and Community Arts North West.

Who should come on the course?

This is vital for all staff:

  • Front line staff dealing directly with customers and clients
  • Staff experiencing, or working with colleagues with mental health issues
  • Line management supporting staff with mental health issues
  • Senior management team, who are looking to create and maintain a mentally healthy workplace
  • Other people associated with the organisation, including Directors/Trustees, Volunteers and Tenants
  • Organisations looking to understand and meet their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Equality Act 2010
  • Anyone who wants the knowledge and confidence to initially support someone in an emergency or non-emergency mental health situation

What will I learn?

  • How to spot the early signs of a mental health problem
  • To feel confident helping someone experiencing a problem
  • An understanding of the three key areas of mental illness - depression, anxiety and psychosis
  • To provide help on a first aid basis
  • Ways to foster and maintain mental Wellbeing
  • To help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
  • To help prevent a mental illness from getting worse
  • To help someone recover faster
  • To guide someone towards the right support
  • To reduce the stigma of mental health problems
  • Ways to support the person through the principles of the Social Model of disability
  • How to meet legal requirements of Health and Safety and the Equality Act 2010

Booking Information

  • Organisations - Training can be at your venue on dates to suit you for up to 16 delegates
  • Individuals - we regularly run Mental Health First Aid open courses accredited by Mental Health First Aid England.  Please see our upcoming open courses

This was a very worthwhile training delivered by excellent trainers.  Would thoroughly recommend!

- Delegate from Community Arts North West, July 2018

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