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STOP PRESS - online interactive video courses

We responded to the Covid 19 situation by creating online interactive video courses, to help organisations meet obligations at this acute time of mental health need, these have been running since April 2020 with very positive feedback:

Covid 19; Wellbeing and resilience

A 2hr workshop newly designed to support and inspire teams during the pandemic - educating, advising and increasing personal resilience 

Mental health courses; modular format

Four 105 minute sessions:

  • Module 1 Mental Health Awareness (foundation)

  • Module 2 Understanding mental ill health & offering support (completes core syllabus)

  • Module 3 Mental Health Awareness for Managers

  • Module 4 Mental Health Awareness for Senior Managers

The two core syllabus modules are for all staff, managers and senior managers then complete their respective follow up module (many senior managers have chosen to do module 3 as well)

MHFA England; Mental Health First Aider

Now available online (although we would recommend that this is better completed face to face):

  • See below

Mental Health First Aid courses
 

The MHFA model is internationally recognised and evidence based. It was launched in England in 2007 supported by the Dept of Health and Public Health England.

 

The courses below are MHFA England certificated courses which aim to increase mental health literacy, awareness and confidence. The full MHFA courses teach people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue. 

At Get Mental Health Training our instructors are both MHFA England accredited and mental health professionals with many years clinical and managerial experience. We have been delivering these packages to a consistently high standard to wide and varied audiences since 2011.

Adult Mental Health First Aid

Two day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider:

  • 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

MHFA manual to keep and Mental Health First Aider certificate

Get Mental Health Training courses
 

Experience tells us that different organisations face different challenges, we therefore understand the value of creating bespoke courses to meet our customer's specific requirements. 

All courses below are designed by our Founders and Principal Trainers and supported by Get Mental Health Training materials. Our expertise as educators, clinicians and managers alongside our in depth knowledge of mental health and wellbeing, enable us to create quality tailored packages which can adapted to meet the specific needs of your organisation.

Our courses typically encompass education and skills training in mental health, influencing workplace culture and maximising wellbeing and resilience.  We regularly create training on other topics and the course content below can be modified as required.

Implementing Mental Health Strategy for Managers

For organisations that want to implement a staff mental health & wellbeing strategy but are unsure where to start.

This is a one day course, followed by a half day follow up, which will provide you with clear guidance to develop your way forward & provide further support in doing so:

  • Did you know that 45% of all staff absence is mental health related?

  • Understand the economic, regulatory & altruistic drivers that lie behind staff wellbeing

  • Introduction to common mental health problems

  • Explore existing organisational culture in relation to best practice

  • Then review progress & challenges & gain further expert advice

Adult Mental Health Champion

One day course to raise awareness & skills around mental health:

  • An understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma

  • Knowledge and confidence around common mental health issues

  • Ability to spot signs of mental ill health

  • An introduction to looking after your own mental health

  • Skills to support positive wellbeing

  • Qualifies you as an Adult MHFA Champion

MHFA manual to keep and MHFA

Champion certificate

Workplace mental health

for managers

One day course designed to raise managers awareness of mental health issues in the workplace, the drivers for doing so and empower managers to support staff appropriately:

  • Understand the drivers and responsibilities for employers

  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health disorders and psychosis

  • Identify suicide warning signs

  • Understand the relationship between stress and performance

  • To review management ability in managing workplace stress

  • Identify how to respond and the resources/support available

Adult Mental Health First Aid Awareness

Half day course is an introductory session to raise awareness of mental health:

  • 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

  • Confidence to interact with someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue

  • Insight into the two day course and the benefits of becoming a Mental Health First Aider

MHFA manual to keep and MHFA Aware certificate

Developing Personal Resilience

One day course providing an in depth understanding of what drives our behaviours, influences our effectiveness and what can threaten both our mental and physical health:

  • Delegates have an opportunity to assess their own stress profile and current levels of resilience. 

  • Delegates are taught to identify and use approaches and techniques which help build personal strength and self confidence.

The key areas of focus are;

  • Enhancing personal control.

  • Developing skills  in negotiating and interacting with others

  • Techniques for assessing and managing excessive demands

Adult MHFA Refresher

to complement the two courses above

Half day course for Champions and First Aiders to renew, update & practice:

  • MHFA England's new guidance recommends, that just like physical first aid, the valuable skills learnt during training need to be refreshed and updated

  • This keeps your CPD up to date

This keeps your CPD up to date

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Two Day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider:

  • An in depth understanding of young people’s mental health 

  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues 

  • Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress

  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening 

  • Knowledge to help a young person recover their health 

  • Ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive

  • Tools to look after their own mental wellbeing 

MHFA manual to keep a badge and Youth Mental Health First Aider certificate  

Mental Health

Awareness & Skills

One day course tailored to specific settings.

To enable delegates to understand mental health/illness, to recognise risk factors and signs of poor mental health and to develop skills for their work sector:

  • Define mental health and mental ill health

  • Identify risk and protective factors for mental health

  • Be aware of stress and the effect on performance

  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health disorders and psychosis

  • Identify suicide warning signs

  • Identify how to respond and the resources/support available

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Half day course is an introductory session to raise awareness of young people’s mental health:

  • 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

Youth MHFA manual to keep and Youth MHFA Aware certificate

Men's Mental Health

Delivered in one day and half day formats.

Men are recognised as a high risk group

Providing a learning opportunity to explore the specific challenges for men.

Looking at stress, mental health and personal resilience with an objective of gaining new insights and strength:

  • Stress; motivator or catastrophic event?

  • Personal vulnerability and strength

  • Developing language that helps

  • Men's mental health; managing positively

  • Explore derailing behaviours

  • Prevention and ways to wellbeing

  • Recognise the influence of workplace cultural norms

Suicide Prevention

Half day workshop to raise awareness of suicide risk and confidence and skills in suicide prevention:

  • Raises awareness

  • Gives an overview of occurrence

  • Increases awareness on risk of suicide

  • Equips delegates with basic skills in asking, listening and supporting

  • Provides awareness of resources and services

  • Gives information on taking appropriate action

Stress management

Half day workshop providing an understanding of stress from healthy pressure to uncontrollable levels of discomfort/anxiety:

  • Self awareness and monitoring of the physical, psychological and behavioural effects of stress

  • Identifying stressors.

  • Stress management techniques including lifestyle choices, relationships, managing work demands,

  •  Resources to help manage stress

Mental Health & Aspergers

One day course providing an understanding of mental health with a special focus on Aspergers / high functioning autism: 

Define mental health / mental ill health. Identify the key features of Aspergers & how best to create inclusivity & influence performance.

  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression, and psychosis

  • Gain an insight into Asperger syndrome

  • Learn the skills, language & use approaches that work

  • Manage mental health & Aspergers positively in the workplace

Higher Education Mental Health First Aid

One day Intensive Higher Education mental health awareness and skills course. This qualifies you as a Higher Education MHFA Champion:

  • A deeper understanding of the issues that relate to student and staff mental health

  • Skills to spot early signs of mental ill health

  • Confidence to signpost someone to support – whether that’s through self-help resources, university counselling services, the NHS, or a mix

  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness

Higher Education MHFA manual to keep and HE MHFA Champion certificate

Uniquely, because our services are delivered by mental health professionals we are able to offer a range of further services to complement your training and provide you with the support you need going forward for example:

  • Short talk intro/orientation/Q&A sessions

  • Advisory to policy

  • In house supervision groups

  • Specialist / more advanced training:

    • (e.g. Aspergers, Mens MH, Personal resilience)

  • Executive & Mental health coaching (see 'coaching & consultancy' page)

We have provided services to:

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CONTACT

Mob 1: 0744 7988932

Mob 2: 0784 6054020

Office: 01954 267072

Email: contact@getmentalhealth.co.uk

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