Programmes And Services

Mental Health General Awareness (First Aid)

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 Our one day Mental Health General Awareness programme is designed to give you an introduction and education to some of the most common mental health issues, giving you the knowledge and skills to help identify and assist people struggling with their mental health in the workplace and refer them.


 Mental health affects us all, and having a greater awareness of what mental health issues exist, how they can affect us and how to respond when they occur, can have a huge benefit not just in our own lives, but in helping others too. 

 

 The course will cover:  

  • What is mental health General Awareness ? 
  • The General Awareness ‘What Next?’ action plan
  • What is mental health?
  • The stigma around mental health and the barriers to openly discussing our mental health 
  • The most common types of mental health and their signs and symptoms including: depression, anxiety, stress, PTSD, and Bipolar
  • How to approach someone if you are concerned about their mental health
  • How to ensure you look after your own wellbeing, including protecting against compassion fatigue and burnout 
  • Active listening skills
  • Anxiety, Stress, Depression in the workplace.

 

At the end of the course you will be have the knowledge and resources to provide first level response, whether that’s within the workplace, home or social environment. 

You’ll have the confidence and skills to identify and support others with their own mental health, as well as being more aware of your own. 


The workshop consists of a mixture of presentation work, small group exercises and larger group discussion. 


You will also be given a mental health general awareness certificate on completion. Training is led by a qualified suicide first aid and mental health tutor.   


We'll also ensure you know how to look after your own well-being.

Who is the course for? 


This course is suitable for anybody wishing to increase their understanding of mental health along with poor mental health issues, how to spot early signs of mental health issues, and how to signpost somebody towards expert help

Creating A Well-being In The Workplace Toolkit

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helping organisations to keep their staff well by create bespoke wellbeing in the workplace toolkit's.


By creating your own bespoke well-being plan, you will gain a deeper appreciation and feeling of satisfaction from work, and empower you with the tools to be able to ensure your wellbeing is looked after by yourself and your employers.


This course is for anyone who seeks greater understanding of how to stay well at work and home.


Course overview: 

Improving wellbeing for employees in the workplace with bespoke, personalised, individual  wellbeing toolkit's.


Course content:

  • Understanding and creating a work and well-being action plan and strategy
  • Creating an emotional first aid action plan
  • Coping strategies for emotional overload at work and home

Methods of learning:

This is a 6 hour course, using tutor-facilitated class-based learning, tutor-led group work and audiovisual presentations. 


 Benefits of wellbeing Education:· 

You'll have a better understanding of mental health· You'll have a bespoke wellbeing at work plan· Understanding of what poor mental and mental illness is· You'll understand the importance of early intervention with people who maybe struggling with their emotional well-being

Who is the course for? 

Multi-sector organisations dealing with sickness and absence due to work related stress, private, voluntary and public sector workers, community members, charity organisations and individuals. Individuals returning to work after experiencing: burnout, anxiety, stress and depression.  

SFA: Suicide First Aid through Understanding Suicide Interventions

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 The UK’s only externally accredited suicide prevention programme,  on the Regulated Qualification Framework, this is the UK’s National Qualification in Suicide Prevention


Setting the “Gold Standard in Suicide Prevention Training” – Dr Paul Rogers   (2 independent evaluations 2015-2017)


SFA: Suicide First Aid through Understanding Suicide Interventions is:

  • evidence-based
  • externally moderated and quality assured
  • accredited by City & Guilds Institute
  • the UK’s only national qualification in suicide prevention
  • devised, developed and delivered by the UK’s most experienced suicide prevention educators
  • internationally recognised by City & Guilds International, currently throughout the UK, but also licensed in Australia, field-trialed in Trinidad, U.A.E. and commencing May 2019, India


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. This course is for anyone who seeks greater understanding and confidence to intervene with people at risk of suicide.


Course content:

  • The impact and value of personal and professional experience with suicide
  • Barriers that prevent people at risk seeking help
  • Prevalence of suicide thoughts and suicide behaviours
  • The Signs of Suicide and the Suicide-Safety Guide
  • Partnership working and community resources


Methods of delivery:

Taught over 6 hours using tutor facilitated Socratic learning, tutor-led role-play, mini lectures, group work and audiovisual presentations. This is a highly interactive and emotionally engaging learning experience.


Learning outcomes:

Suicide behaviour; reasons and magnitude of the community health problem.- Role of the carer in managing suicide interventions; different roles with different people- Understand approaches and process of suicide intervention including desired outcomes- Understand the importance of self-reflection and personal impact when working with suicide and people at risk.


Pre-training requirement:

No previous experience or training is necessary. Participants will be asked to self- reflect and empathise with a person having thoughts of suicide.


Who should attend?

Multi-sector practitioners including health, housing, social care, education, criminal justice, call centre operators, private, voluntary and public sector workers and community member. 

Corporate And Private Mentoring

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Sharing knowledge, skills and life experience to guide you towards reaching your full potential.


Mentoring is a positive, supportive relationship, encouraging people to develop to their fullest potential.


Mentoring is multi-faceted; it can be formal or informal and may change and evolve as the needs of the mentee change. A mentor is a role model, coach, sounding board, voice of reason, counsellor and a trusted resource. 


A Mentor assures their mentee that they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges. They help them believe that they matter. Quality mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on people in a variety of personal, academic and professional situations. 


If you're feeling stuck, want to gain clarity, direction and focus Steve can help move you forward in your private or working life.

Inspirational And Motivational Talks

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 Steve Carr (founder of Mindcanyon Mental Health And Mental Fitness) is a wellbeing, mental health, suicide first aid tutor, author, pilot and inspirational speaker.


Qualified in many areas of mental health, including youth and adult mental health first aid, life coaching, counselling skills and one of only a handful of Suicide First Aid tutors in the country.


His dedication for helping others came after multiple childhood traumas and a turbulent adulthood wrecked by addictions and mental health problems, leading to multiple suicide attempts. 


He emerged a man with a mission to change the world of mental health, to ensure no one has to face adversity or challenges alone.


One of his most recognised achievements was creating a mental health education business from a mobile phone whilst walking the entire length of Britain in recovery. 


His powerful moving story has inspires audiences all over the world.