As employers, our approach to mental health should be the same as any other health condition within the workplace. We have a duty of care towards our employees and should ensure they are safe and that the work environment is a safe place to be.

As HR Practitioners, we understand how those with Mental Health issues should be treated in the workplace; both for the benefit of the sufferers’ own wellbeing, and to avoid falling foul of discrimination claims under the Equalities Act. We are able to impart our knowledge of dealing with real life cases to encourage best practice in your own business.

We offer a range of courses designed to enable both employers and employees to become more aware of mental health issues in the workplace.

Championing Mental Health in the Workplace
1 day training - £180 per person, or £1500 for up to 12 delegates in-house

This course is to increase management teams’ awareness of mental health issues and illnesses, and to encourage talking about mental health issues in the workplace to reduce the stigma surrounding them.  

What you’ll learn
• About Mental Health First Aid
• About mental health and stress in the workplace
• Stigma & discrimination
• Depression
• Anxiety disorders
• Other mental health issues (eating disorders, self-harm, psychosis)
• Early warning signs of mental ill health
• Alcohol, drugs, and mental health
• Applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan
• Suicide
• Recovery
• Building a mentally healthy workplace
• Action planning for using MHFA

At the end of the day, delegates will achieve a First Aid Award Level 2 in First Aid Mental Health.

Who should attend
Team leaders, management & senior management within all sizes of organisation

Available dates
26 March - Worcester Woods Country Park, Worcester
2 April - Jury’s Inn, Cheltenham 
9 April - Devereaux Centre, Tewkesbury

 

Mental Health First Aiders
2 day training - £300 per person, or £3000 for up to 12 delegates in-house

Delegates will understand the factors that affect wellbeing and mental health, and gain the skills to recognise the signs of mental illness. With this knowledge and skillset, Mental Health First Aiders can then have discrete conversations and signpost colleagues towards appropriate support.

What you’ll learn
• What is First Aid for Mental Health
• Identifying mental health conditions
• Providing advice & starting a conversation
• Stress
• Mental health conditions
• Drugs & alcohol
• First Aid for Mental Health action plan
• First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace
• Depression
• Post-traumatic stress disorder
• Self-harm
• Suicide
• Eating disorders
• Bipolar disorder
• Psychosis
• Schizophrenia
• Anxiety

At the end of the two days, delegates will achieve a First Aid Award Level 3 in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health.

Who should attend
This is for mental health champions in the workplace - these can either be a nominated employee or member of management.

Available dates
27 & 28 March - Jury’s Inn, Cheltenham
3 & 4 April - Devereaux Centre, Tewkesbury 
10 & 11 April - Worcester Woods Country Park, Worcester

 

Mental Health First Awareness
1/2 day training - £100 per person, or £900 for up to 12 delegates in-house

We also run a half-day Mental Health Awareness course. This is a 4-hour session to raise awareness of wellbeing and mental health, and for delegates to learn how to recognise and look after their own mental health.

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Disclaimer
Please be aware that these courses focus on employees in the workplace and cover subjects that some people may find distressing, including suicide and self-harm. If a delegate feels overwhelmed they can leave the course at any time.

However, if you feel in advance that this subject may be too distressing for the delegate please do not book them on without first asking them whether they would feel comfortable attending. If the delegate is unsure whether MHFA is right for them, please encourage them to contact us to discuss their concerns. For support with your mental health, please contact Samaritans on 116 123, or NHS 111.

 

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