Mental Health Training

Adult Mental Health First Aid

Would you know how to help?

We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. Mental ill health can strike at any time and can affect people from all walks of life.

Although things are improving, stigma still exists around mental ill health. As a society, we don’t tend to know how to take care of our mental health like we do our physical health. This means that people may not know how to support a friend, family member or colleague experiencing a mental health issue, or where to go for support with their own mental health.

 

Two Day Adult MHFA England

Our Adult MHFA Two Day course trains you to be a Mental Health First Aider

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.

You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.

You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more.

What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you.

Mental Health First Aiders have:

  • An in depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix

What to expect:

Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities. We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A manual to refer to whenever they need it
  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support their own mental health
  • A certificate of attendance to say they are a Mental Health First Aider

Costs:

£2900 for up to 16 people including materials (in house)
£300 £265 per person including materials (open course)

Group discounts available please call 07521 991 668 or email at mhtcatherine@gmail.com for further information.

 

Course is currently a live online Zoom training session. Consisting of 2 hour sessions for 4 days and is now £265. You will be required to complete all 4 live sessions and complete all the online learning to receieve your certificate to become a mental health first aider.

One Day Adult MHFA England

Our Adult MHFA One Day course trains you to be an Adult MHFA Champion

MHFA Champions have:

  • An understanding of common mental health issues
  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness
  • Ability to spot signs of mental ill health
  • Skills to support positive wellbeing

What to expect:

Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities. We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn. 

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A manual to refer to whenever they need it
  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support their own mental health
  • A certificate of attendance to say they are an MHFA Champion

Costs:

£1900 for up to 16 people including materials (in house)

£200 per person including materials (open course)

Group discounts available please call 07521 991 668 or email at mhtcatherine@gmail.com for further information.

Half Day Adult MHFA England

Our half day course is an introductory four-hour session to raise awareness of mental health.

It’s designed to give you:

  • An understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
  • An introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing
  • Confidence to support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue

What to expect

Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities. We limit numbers to 25 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn. 

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A manual to refer to whenever they need it
  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support their own mental health
  • A certificate of attendance to say they are Mental Health Aware

Costs:

£1000 for up to 16 people including materials (in house)
£100 per person including materials (open course)

Group discounts available please call 07521 991 668 or email at mhtcatherine@gmail.com for further information.

Upcoming Online Zoom Training:

2-Day Adult Mental Health First Aid will be 2 hour zoom sessions for 4 days. (dates shown below)
14th December : 2pm - 4pm
16th December : 10:30am - 12:30pm
17th December : 10:30am - 1pm
18th December : 10:30am - 12:30pm

Youth Mental Health Training

Youth MHFA - Would you know how to help?

Youth MHFA – Would you know how to help?

Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18. They will teach you the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, you can speed up a young person’s recovery and stop a mental health issue from getting worse.

Our courses won’t teach you to be a therapist, but we will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening. 

But more than that, we aim to give you the information and skills to look after your own mental health so that you can set an example for young people. By giving you the tools to have these conversations, we hope to empower you to create a mentally healthy, supportive environment in your family, school, peer group or community.

Let’s create a future where mental health is treated as a normal part of life, in the same way as physical health. A future where every young person has access to support if they need it. 

Two Day Youth MHFA England

Our Youth MHFA Two Day course trains you to be a Youth Mental Health First Aider

Mental Health First Aiders have:

  • An in depth understanding of young peoples mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s through self-help sites, their place of learning, the NHS, or a mix – engaging with parents, carers and external agencies where appropriate
  • Ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive
  • Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing

What to expect:

Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities. We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A Youth MHFA manual to refer to whenever they need it
  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support their own mental health
  • A certificate of attendance to say they are a Youth Mental Health First Aider

Costs:

£2900 for up to 16 people including materials (in house)
£300 £265 per person including materials (open course)

Group discounts available please call 07521 991 668 or email at mhtcatherine@gmail.com for further information.

Course is currently a live online Zoom training session. Consisting of 2 hour sessions for 4 days and is now £265. You will be required to complete all 4 live sessions and complete all the online learning to receieve your certificate to become a youth mental health first aider.

One Day Youth MHFA England

Our Youth MHFA One Day course trains you as a Youth Mental Health Champion

Youth Mental Health Champions have:

  • An understanding of common mental health issues and how they can affect young people
  • Ability to spot signs of mental ill health in young people and guide them to a place of support
  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness
  • Skills to support positive wellbeing

What to expect:

We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.
Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities. When you complete the course, you will get:

  • A Youth MHFA manual to refer to whenever they need it
  • A certificate of attendance to say they are a Youth MHFA Champion

Costs:

£1320 for up to 16 people including materials (in house)
£225 per person including materials (open course)

Group discounts available please call 07521 991 668 or email at mhtcatherine@gmail.com for further information.

Half Day Youth MHFA England

Our half day course is an introductory four-hour session to raise awareness of young people’s mental health

It’s designed to give you:

  • An understanding of some of the common mental health issues affecting young people, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis
  • Skills to work more effectively with young people living with mental health issues
  • Ways to support young people with a mental health issue and relate to their experiences
  • A taste of the contents of the Youth MHFA Two Day course

What to expect

We limit numbers to 25 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.

They will get a manual to keep and refer to whenever they need it. When they complete the session, they’ll get a certificate to say they are Youth Mental Health Aware.

Costs:

£1000 for up to 16 people including materials (in house)
£100 per person including materials (open course)

Group discounts available please call 07521 991 668 or email at mhtcatherine@gmail.com for further information.

Upcoming Online Zoom Training:

2-Day Youth Mental Health First Aid will be 2 hour zoom sessions for 4 days. (dates shown below)
15th February : 10am - 12:30pm
17th February : 2pm - 4pm
18th February : 10am - 12pm
19th February : 2pm - 4:30pm

Suicide Prevention Training

Suicide First Aid Understanding Suicide Intervention (SFAUSI)

1-day training solution teaching suicide intervention skills.

The course has been accredited by City & Guilds of London. Upon satisfactory completion participants attain 6 credits at level 4.
The UK’s National Qualification in Suicide Prevention 2013-18

Course overview:

Teaching the theory and practice of suicide intervention skills that can be applied in any professional or personal setting, captured in a one-day event accredited by City and Guilds of London. We use only the most experienced suicide prevention trainers to deliver this unique learning experience: for anyone who seeks greater understanding and confidence to intervene with people at risk of suicide.
Course content:

SFAUSI is comprised of 4 parts, each approximately 90 minutes duration. The programme teaches and practices the skills and knowledge needed to identify someone who may be thinking about suicide and competently intervene to help create suicide-safety as a first aid approach.

 Costs:

£1540 for up to 16 people including materials (in house)
£240 per person including materials (open course)

Group discounts available please call 07521 991 668 or email at mhtcatherine@gmail.com for further information. 

Part 1 – 09:30 to 11:00

Introduction to: the day; programme; ourselves and suicide prevention
Stigma, Survivors of bereavement by suicide and the Hidden Toll
Suicide – the Ripple Effect
Suicide thoughts and suicide behaviour
Intention of behaviour Versus Outcome of behaviour
Possible Causes of Suicide thoughts

Part 2 – 11: to 14:45

Part 2 – 11:15 to 12:45
Population-based approach to suicide prevention
Partnership working
“I’m really glad you’ve told me” audio visual

Part 3 – 13:30 to 14:45

Meeting the needs of a person ‘letting you know’
Suicide-Safety Guide
Step 1 – Recognising suicide and asking about suicide
Step 2 – Understanding options

Part 4 – 15:00 to 16:30

Safeguarding suicide: 
Suicide-safety and self-care
The risk assessment approach?
Connecting after an intervention Future learning

Costs:

£1540 for up to 16 people including materials (in house)
£240 per person including materials (open course)

Group discounts available please call 07521 991 668 or email at mhtcatherine@gmail.com for further information.

What is SafeTALK?

SafeTalk is a half-day presentation to increase suicide alertness.

Course overview:

This program alerts community members to signs that a person may be considering suicide. It acknowledges that while most people at risk of suicide signal their distress and invite help, these intervention opportunities are often overlooked. Participants learn to recognise when someone may have thoughts of suicide and to respond in ways that link them with further suicide intervention help. Suicide alerts helpers contriubte to a suicide safer community. It is intended that SafeTALK participants will be better prepared to recognise that invitations to help are often overlooked.

Costs:

£1000 for up to 16 people including materials (in house) 

£100 per person including materials (open course)

Group discounts available please call 07521 991 668 or email at mhtcatherine@gmail.com for further information. 

What is ASIST?

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop

Course overview:

ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first-aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may be at risk of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support yheir innediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop – ASIST can be learned and used by anyone.

Costs:

£2900 for up to 16 people including materials (in house) 

£300 per person including materials (open course)

Group discounts available please call 07521 991 668 or email at mhtcatherine@gmail.com for further information. 

Upcoming Training:

TBA

KUF Awareness Level Training (Personality Disorders)

KUF Awareness Level Training

The awareness level programme is made up of six online modules assessed through a virtual learning environment alongside 3 experiential training days.

KUF Awareness Level Training:

The awareness level programme is the foundation element of the Knowledge and Understanding Framework and provides students with the underpinning knowledge and understanding required to work more effectively with service users with a diagnosis of personality disorder.

The modules have been designed with underpinning principles to guide the activities and learning.

These Principles are:

  • Starting with the perspectives of people who are doing this work and using these services
  • Connecting service users’ past experiences with their current behaviours
  • Making sense of reactions and responses within different contexts
  • Developing effective communication skills
  • Developing sensitivity to service user experience
  • Understanding organisations and the importance of teamwork
  • Developing self-awareness and critical reflection skills

This course is always delivered by a practitioner trainer & a trainer with lived experience of a personality disorder.

Costs:

£6650 for up to 20 people including materials (in house) 

£500 per person including materials (open course)

Group discounts available please call 07521 991 668 or email at mhtcatherine@gmail.com for further information. 

 

Upcoming Training:

TBA

Deaf Awareness Training

A 3-hour deaf awareness course will enable learners to be more deaf aware. It will teach you about different types of hearing loss, helpful communication tips and how to create a supportive environment. You will have the opportunity to learn to sign your name in British Sign Language

Costs:

£800 for up to 10 people including materials (in house)

£100 per person including materials (open course)

Group discounts available please call 07521 991 668 or email at mhtcatherine@gmail.com for further information.

Upcoming Online Zoom Training:

TBA

Recovery Journey

 What is the recovery journey?

Catherine talks very openly about her journey before mental health services, through the system and almost out the other end. It is a time line going back to 1991.

 

Course overview:

The recovery journey is a 1 hour talk

Costs:

£200 for organisations.

Dementia Friends Workshop

Dementia Friends Information Session

Free 1-hour information session

 

 What is a Dementia Friend?

A Dementia Friend is somebody that learns about dementia so they can help their community.

Too many people affected by dementia feel that society fails to understand the condition they live with. Dementia Friends help by raising awareness and understanding, so that people living with dementia can continue to live in the way they want.

 

Course overview:

Dementia Friends is a free 1 hour information session where you will learn more about dementia, learn 5 key messages and set an action plan.

 

Costs:

FREE for organisations. 

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Alternatively please contact Catherine by calling 07521991668 or email mhtcatherine@gmail.com.

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