Programmes And Services

Mental Health General Awareness (First Response)

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 This 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

Well-being In The Workplace Toolkits

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  The way in which we're approaching workplace wellbeing is changing.


More and more organisations are shifting from reactive to proactive wellbeing strategies to promote wellbeing in the workplace.


Employers are looking for new ways to address staff wellbeing, which is why I developed a tool which helps all employers and employees manage their mental health and wellbeing at work.


The Toolkits are a bespoke, personalised, practical tool we can all use – whether we have a mental health problem or not – to help us identify what keeps us well at work, what causes us to become unwell, and the support we would like to receive from our manager to boost our wellbeing or support us through recovery.


It’s an evidence-based system used by people to manage their Wellbeing and mental health.


What you'll gain by attending the course and creating a bespoke personalised 'Wellbeing In The Workplace Toolkits'.

  • Have a better understanding of mental health definitions
  • Creating an emotional toolkit for at work and home for when times get tough
  • Approaches you will take and behaviours you can adopt to support your mental wellbeing
  • Understand the early warning signs of poor mental health that you, your manager or supervisor can look out for
  • · Understand some workplace triggers for poor mental health
  • What support your line manager can give
  • Taking action and creating steps that you and your manager will take if you are experiencing poor mental health
  • Agreeing a time to review the toolkit and any support measures that have been put in place to see if they’re working
  • Understand what local support is available  

Methods of learning:

This is a 8-hour course, using tutor-facilitated class-based learning, tutor-led group work and audio-visual presentations. 


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 Coaching

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If you're feeling stuck, want to gain clarity, direction, focus, and move forward, Steve can help you.
 

He will help you achieve your goals and ambitions in your career and your private life. 

 
Steve is a certified and qualified coach that has worked with hundreds of people who have needed guidance and clarity. 

 
He will support you with his positive, proactive approach, encourage and help you to develop to your full potential.

 
The mentoring style used is multi-faceted; it can be formal or informal and may change and evolve as your needs change. 

 
His role as a mentor is to role model, coach, be a sounding board, a voice of reason, counsellor and a trusted resource.


As a proven and well established corporate and private mentor, Steve assures his clients that they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges. 

 

Steve help’s them believe that they matter. 


The quality of the mentoring relationships that Steve has with his clients has powerful positive effects in a variety of personal, academic and professional situations. 

Inspirational And Motivational Talks

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  Are you looking for a speaker that will leave your attendees feeling inspired and motivated?

 

Steve has a compelling and highly emotional story that has inspired audiences all over the world.


After overcoming some of life's biggest difficulties from homelessness, drug addiction, the loss of a sibling in his early teens to surviving multiple suicide attempts.


Steve has a vast array of lived experience, knowledge and skills that can be called upon and woven into any talk so that your key message lands.


Email steve@mindcanyon.co.uk for enquiries

Emerging Proud Through Suicide

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Steve has kindly co-authored authored and shared his insights from surviving multiple suicide attempts in this pocketbook of transformation and hope.

 

Have you ever felt a strong compulsion to take your life because things have got too painful or overwhelming? 

 

Has your life been affected by someone close to you who took their own life? 

 

Do you sometimes wonder what the point of being alive is? If so, you are not alone; everyone who features in this book has been affected in the same way. 

 

In this third edition of our Pocketbooks of Hope and Transformation series, you’ll discover 16 stories of people who have felt just like you. 


From experiencing suicidal ideation, the torturous pain of losing someone to suicide, to losing all sense of hope for a better life, these stories showcase ordinary people from across the globe who all experienced issues around suicide which pushed them to the edge.

 

For many, their experiences were an invitation to step powerfully into a life of greater self-compassion, healing and finding meaning and purpose, which was born out of the depths of their darkness. 

 

If you are still sitting in the darkness, our wish is that this book brings you some sense of hope for better days to come.

Bespoke Workshops And Talks

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We understand that you may require something that's not off of the shelf when it comes to your organisational wellbeing and mental health educational needs. 


If you require something more bespoke, we're happy to have a chat and discuss your requirements.