Mental Health Training Courses

We have a wide portfolio of mental health training courses that cover a diverse range of emotional and mental health topics.

We are delighted to offer bespoke in-house training for Businesses and Schools. We also offer timetabled courses at our training venue in Plymouth. All our courses, including dates and costs, are included below.

Mental Health First Aid (2 day)

Learn how to identify, understand and recognise the crucial signs of mental ill-health and what you can do to help on a first aid basis.

This course will increase your confidence in feeling able to approach, assess and assist someone who might be experiencing a mental health issue and encourage them to the support they need to recover.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Spot the early signs of a mental health issue
  • Feel confident helping someone experiencing a mental health issue
  • Provide help on a first aid basis
  • Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
  • Help someone recover faster
  • Guide someone towards the right support
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health issues

Course Cost: £77 per place!!  Tea and coffee will be provided. Bring your own lunch. To book your place(s) follow this link.

If you need any further information, please email [email protected]

Course DatesThursday 11h and Friday 12th January 2018

Course Times: 9:15 am -4:30 pm both days

Mental Health Awareness (1 day)

Learn more about mental health and mental health conditions.

This course provides a broad overview of mental health and insights into the causes of mental health conditions.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Describe what is meant by the terms mental illness and mental health.
  • Recognise some of the symptoms of the most common mental health conditions.
  • List the risk factors that may contribute to the development of a mental health conditions.
  • Challenge some of the stereotypes and stigma associated with the term ‘mental illness’.
  • Identify ways of looking after your own mental wellbeing.

Course Cost: TBD

Course Dates:TBD

Course Times: TBD

Mental Health Awareness (half day)

Learn about the myths surrounding the most common mental health conditions.

This course provides a myth-busting overview of the most common mental health conditions and the stigma surrounding them.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Identify myths and misconceptions surrounding mental illness.
  • Understand areas of stigma toward people and their impact.
  • Understand key symptoms associated with mental health diagnoses.
  • Consider a range of treatment responses within the mental health system.
  • Develop insight into the experience of living with mental ill-health.

Course Cost: TBD

Course Dates:TBD

Course Times: TBD

Understanding Self-harm 

This course covers topics such as definitions, history and psychology of self-harm while also focusing on why people self-harm, and how to help people who are using self-harm as a coping strategy.

The course is suitable for anyone wanting to better understand self-harm; health and social care professionals, staff in other statutory and voluntary organisations, as well as friends, family and carers. It can be useful to people who have themselves self-harmed, who want to understand this, but please note the content of this course may be triggering for those currently, or recently self-harming.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • To understand the theory behind self-harm
  • To understand what it is like to experience self-harm
  • To develop confidence and skills to help and support people experiencing self-harm
  • To know where to signpost people experiencing self-harm, and their carers

Course Cost: £65. Tea and coffee will be provided. Bring your own lunch.

Course Dates: TBD

Course Times:  TBD

Understanding Eating Difficulties

This course covers topics such as definitions, history, science and psychology of eating difficulties, while also focusing on why people develop eating difficulties, and how to help people with eating difficulties and associated behaviours.

The course is suitable for anyone wanting to better understand eating difficulties; health and social care professionals, staff in other statutory and voluntary organisations, as well as friends, family and carers. It can be useful to people who themselves have/had eating difficulties, who want to understand this, but please note the content of this course may be triggering for those who have, or have recently had eating difficulties.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • To understand the theory behind eating difficulties
  • To understand what it is like to experience eating difficulties
  • To develop confidence and skills to help and support people experiencing eating difficulties
  • To know where to signpost people experiencing eating difficulties, and their carers

Course Cost: £65. Tea and coffee will be provided. Bring your own lunch.

Course Dates: TBD

Course Times:  TBD

Managing Mental Health in the Workplace (1 day)

Learn how to better support employees experiencing mental health issues and how to develop good practice in promoting positive mental health and wellbeing.

This course is ideal for line managers, supervisors and others who have a responsibility for safeguarding staff wellbeing. The course focuses on learning how to address problems before they become severe, and how to best support staff when issues do emerge.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand why good mental health matters in the workplace
  • Know the role that you and your managers can play in spotting and handling mental health issues at work
  • Be aware of medium to long-term actions for improving mental health in the workplace and how to build awareness of them.

Course Cost: TBD

Course Dates:TBD

Course Times: TBD

ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety.

Over the course of their two-day workshop, ASIST participants learn to:

  • Understand the ways that personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions
  • Provide guidance and suicide first aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs
  • Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it
  • Appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large
  • Recognize other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care

Course Cost: TBD

Course Dates:TBD

Course Times: TBD

Promoting Wellbeing in the Workplace (1 day)

This course aims to teach managers how to:

  • Recognise the tell tale signs of depression
  • Understand how mental illness manifests itself in the workplace
  • Understand the factors that heighten the risk of stress
  • Apply Mind’s three point strategy to promote wellbeing
  • Maximise staff potential through timely empathetic intervention
  • Tackle presenteeism in a positive way in their organisation

Course Cost: TBD

Course Dates:TBD

Course Times: TBD

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