Read below to understand why Mental Health Training is important. To organise a bespoke online or face-to-face course, please do contact us to discuss.
To book on an existing course, click on the button below which will take you to the MHFA England site where my existing courses are listed.
"There are so many challenges involved in delivering this course, all the more so with Zoom. I felt fully involved and this is due to the considerable skill of the presenter. It’s a course which is full of challenging material and I felt that her consideration of our feelings was absolutely appropriate. The sheer volume of material is daunting but we have been signposted to the manual and the app and these are clearly solid resources. I would like the opportunity to re-evaluate the course after I have had a chance to put it all into practice."
"It has been really helpful learning about ALGEE and having it as a framework to support individuals. It has made me less apprehensive and more confident about safely and competently supporting individuals in MH crisis. I thought I was non-judgmental, however I realised how unconsciously I can be when we covered Our Frame of reference and Window of the World. Also, the course has taught me I may need to re-educate myself on helpful and unhelpful language. To be comfortable asking direct questions about Suicide. I know the course was meant to be interactive, but I confess to being uncomfortable with role playing it's never been my thing', however I did appreciate its importance for practicing MHFA conversations. On reflection though, in my discomfort, I truly appreciated the importance of non-judgement, being present, active listening, being genuine and empathy from the perspective of the person being supported. One of the valuable things I learned and need to reinforce for myself is Self-Care. Overall, I found the course really helpful."
"Really valuable lessons learnt through the course - the manual is very informative and the teaching and facilitating was great"
"Sumita is such an excellent instructor and made us feel so at ease. Cannot recommend her course enough and want to thank her and MHFA for the opportunity!"
"This was a great course and it was especially helpful that Sumita was able to tailor it to focus on the field of refugee and homeless support."
"A really good course, nicely up to date with our times too. I learnt quite a bit about using the right language. Practice sessions are great, I definitely feel much more confident now. Sumita is a very good trainer, kept everyone engaged. A good mix of videos, slides, group exercises and breakouts."
Prevalence of mental ill health at work
MHFA England's has gathered information which states that:
According to Mind:
And, in any given week in England, specific diagnosis include:
A person's diagnosis may also change several times during their life. And according to the last set of statistics, only 1 in 8 adults with mental health illnesses were receiving any kind of treatment.
(source: Mind Health Facts and Statistics)
Our own mental well-being and that of our family, friends and other relationships is something that we all need to consider just as much as we consider our physical health and well-being. Would you recognise the signs of someone going through anxiety or trauma? Would you know how to approach someone who might be self-harming? Would you know what to say to someone who has hinted at completing suicide? Who is the person that your staff might be able to confide in if things were getting on top of them? Does that person have the background knowledge and tools to be able to point them in the right direction to get help?
Train a Mental Aid First Aider (2-day Course):
Our online Mental Health First Aid Course is now available. Among other topics, it covers depression, anxiety, suicide, psychosis, and other mental health illnesses that many people are grappling with. Maybe some of your family, friends or colleagues are grappling with these too. The course also covers traumas such as vicarious trauma, something that volunteers experience through the work that they do in supporting/listening to those that they are working with.
The course takes you through a framework approach to supporting people. Successful completion of the course leads to:
The full curriculum for the online and Face-to Face course is here: https://mhfaengland.org/individuals/adult/mental-health-first-aid/ - scroll further down the link to the live sessions for more information.
The online session is delivered over 4 half day sessions. This allows the learners more time to absorb, what are quite, intense sessions for a better learning experience. The Face-to-Face is delivered over 2 full days.
Both courses are valued by MHFA England at £325pp. We offer the courses at a reduced rate. Discounts are available for Charities and Non-Profit Organisations, Independent Volunteers, or for Group Bookings. Please contact us if you would like us to deliver a bespoke online or Face-2-Face course. We would be happy to carry out bespoke delivery.
Mental Health Awareness (Half Day)
The curriculum for the Half Day Awareness can be found here: https://mhfaengland.org/individuals/adult/half-day/
Everyone who completes the course gets:
MHFA England value this course at £125 pp. We offer the courses at a reduced rate. Discounts are available for Charities and Non-Profit Organisations, Independent Volunteers, or for Group Bookings. Please contact us if you would like to discuss delivery of the half-day awareness.
If you are interested in developing your understanding of mental health, and undertaking the online or Face to Face course to train as a Mental Health First Aider or just to get a better a better awareness of Mental Health, then please contact us for more information or book an existing course here.
All courses are accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health and Mental Health First Aid England.