Mental Health training courses

Mental Health training courses offer Mental Health First Aid, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training and Safe Talk sessions and are available to everyone over the age of 16. Participants need to attend each session and are encouraged to engage with all elements of the courses.

  • Courses are provided by fully trained and accredited trainers, using presentations, discussions, and audio visual aids.
  • Manuals / work books and certificates are included in the cost.
  • Refreshments will be provided or available to buy at some venues.
  • Concessions are available for certain groups; e.g. health and social care, charities, unemployed, students, etc.

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Duration: 2 days (8.45am – 5pm)

Course content:
This intensive, interactive and practical two day course provides information, tools and techniques to enable you to support someone who may be experiencing mental or emotional distress.

ASIST is for everyone 16 or older, regardless of prior experience, who wants to be able to provide suicide first aid. Like Physical First Aid, ASIST provides knowledge and skills at a level for any adult member of the public who wishes to give initial first aid or assistance.

Skills you will learn:

  • An understanding of how life experience and events can result in someone becoming emotionally distressed.
  • Confidence to start a conversation with a person who maybe experiencing distress.
  • To listen non-judgementally, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.
  • Understand how stigma about Mental Health and Suicide can be a barrier to accessing support.
  • Give people practical skills to support people to keep themselves safe and guide them to access appropriate support when it’s needed.

The course is delivered by a two fully trained and accredited trainers, using presentations, discussions, audio visual aids, and individual workbooks. Participants must attend the 2 full consecutive days. No formal assessment is required.

Duration: 2 days (8.45am – 5pm)

Course content:
This intensive, interactive and practical two day course provides an overview of common mental health problems as well as information, tools and techniques to enable you to support someone who may be experiencing mental or emotional distress.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training courses teach people to spot the symptoms of mental health issues, offer initial help and guide a person towards support.

Like Physical First Aid, MHFA provides knowledge and skills at a level for any adult member of the public who wishes to give initial first aid or assistance. These skills can also come in useful to look after our own wellbeing.

Skills you will learn:

  • To listen non-judgementally, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.
  • Confidence to start a conversation with a person who maybe experiencing a mental health issue.
  • Understand how stigma can be a barrier to accessing support.
  • Give people practical skills to keep themselves, family, friends and their colleagues healthy.
  • Skills to encourage themselves and guide others to access appropriate support when it’s needed, for a faster recovery.
  • Awareness of how mental health impacts the workplace:- Skills to Empower people with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive in work.

Participants must attend the 2 full days either. Day 1 and 2 are usually offered in separate weeks or can be consecutive days by arrangement, no formal assessment is required.

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