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Supporting mental health in your organisation 

We all have mental health. Better mental health is good for everyone and supporting your organisation and those you work with to look after their mental health begins with understanding. Our training will support you to manage the health and wellbeing of your people proactively, minimise the impact of mental ill health on your organisation and maintain a healthy environment.  We’ll work alongside you to deliver training that’s right for you and your organisation. 

Quality assured 

All our courses are delivered by a qualified Instructor who has completed the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Instructor Training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.  

Safe 

Our instructors provide a safe, inclusive learning environment and are trained to support people throughout the whole course. We will support you in all stages of your journey, from identifying current gaps to empowering your teams to take the necessary steps toward your goals for mental health. 

 

Our courses 

Who is it for?  

All employees & volunteers 

This two-day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider, giving you: 

  • 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 
     

 Format 

Two-day face to face course across four manageable sessions 

Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities 

Each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan 

We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn 
 

Takeaways 

Everyone who completes the course gets: 

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are a Mental Health First Aider 

  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it 

  • A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan 

  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health 

Who is it for?  

All employees & volunteers  

This one-day course qualifies you as an MHFA Champion, giving you:  

  • 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 

Format 

One day face to face course 

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 

Takeaways 

Everyone who completes the course gets: 

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are an MHFA Champion 

  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it 

  • A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan 

  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health 

Who is it for?  

All employees & volunteers 

If you are a Mental Health First Aider or MHFA Champion you have skills for life that support you and the people around youand just like physical first aid, Mental Health First Aid training should be kept up to date.  

The Adult MHFA Refresher course will empower you to:  

  • Keep your awareness of mental health supports current 

  • Update your knowledge of mental health and what influences it  

  • Practice applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan 

Please note that the Adult MHFA Refresher is only for people who have completed an Adult MHFA Two Day or One Day course. 

Format 

Four-hour face to face course 

Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities 

How often should MHFA England skills be refreshed?  

Just like physical first aid, we recommend that Mental Health First Aiders and MHFA Champions attend a Refresher course each year. 

Who is it for?  

Line managers 

This one-day training course provides team leaders with a greater understanding of mental health and wellbeing issues. Attendees will gain the strategies and the confidence needed to support the reduction of work-related stress and improve the wellbeing of their teams. The training is delivered in four manageable sections all built around the Aster Foundation mental health and wellbeing care pathway (S.A.L.E).  

Takeaways: 

Everyone who completes the courses receives:  

  • A MHFA Line Managers resource manual, 

  • Aster Foundation wellbeing pathway Lanyard insert card, 

  • A personal wellbeing activity plan, 

  • A portfolio of self-help ways to wellbeing, 

Fantastic course, I gained so many tools and helpful tips to help me support my team. K.M Green Square H.A 

Who is it for?  

All employees & volunteers 

Mindfulness is the quality of being present and fully engaged with whatever we’re doing in the moment, free from distraction or judgment, and aware of our thoughts and feelings without getting caught up in them. We train in this moment-to-moment awareness through meditation, allowing us to build the skill of mindfulness so that we can then apply it to everyday life. 

When you induce a state of relaxation, which can be achieved through mindfulness, another kind of meditation, or other activities, you can reap the benefits, including: 

  • Increased immune function 
  • Lowered blood pressure 
  • Lowered heart rate 
  • Increased awareness 
  • Increased attention and focus 
  • Increased clarity in thinking and perception 
  • Lowered anxiety and stress levels 

Researchers Taylor and Millear (2016) found that mindfulness helps employees construct a buffer between their work and becoming burned out reducing staff turnover and increasing a greater sense of wellbeing in the workplace. 

This introductory session is delivered on a face to face basis over 45 minutes and is an excellent addition to our stress and resilience in the workplace course. 

Content: 

  • What is mindfulness  
  • Various forms of mindfulness and their benefits 
  • Basic techniques  
  • The body scan 
  • Mindfulness practice 
  • Further opportunities to develop mindful skills and practice 

Who is it for?  

All employees & volunteers  

This training covers:  

  • Different types of stress (explaining the difference between good and bad stress) 
  • Breaking down barriers (stigma) 
  • Signs and symptoms of stress 
  • How can you make stress work for you and your team 
  • Self-Care assessment 
  • Practical preventative and resilience strategies 

Format 

  • 2.5-hour face to face course 
  • Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions, and workshop activities 
  • We limit numbers to 20 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn 

Takeaways 

Everyone who completes the course gets: 

  • Healthy vs Unhealthy coping strategies 
  • Self-Care Assessment 
  • Stress Management Tips 

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