The Old, the Good and the New

2017 has been a busy year for the training operating arm of Harmless. It has also been a year for great change.

I would like to start the new year by thanking all of those who we have worked with over the past year. In particular I would like to thank Nottingham City Council for the amazing partnership we had in providing the citizens of Nottingham with FREE training in line with the Mental health Crisis Care Concordat.

I would also like to thank Martyn Swaby & Naomi Watkins for their support, helping to make training sessions fuller and more accessible by providing suitable venues for us to deliver training in throughout the year.

We have also started a new partnership with Kirklees City Council delivering Mental Health First Aid courses which will continue this year.

Having worked as a Specialist Trainer, it was earlier this year that the torch was passed on and I took on the role as Training Team Leader, with our dear Sophie Allen departing to pastures new. Further to this, we also excitingly welcomed Claire fully into the Harmless family as she became our full time Specialist Trainer. As well as Claire we have also welcomed into the fold, Val, Caron, Kayleigh and Wendy all amazingly talented trainers.

However, this was not to be the only change for Let’s Talk Training. As many of you will now be aware Harmless has moved to its own building. This provided many new opportunities for us including some extra space for training sessions as well as our own office to spread into.

Some of my personal favourite moments last year included celebrating Harmless’ 10-year anniversary, getting to meet Professor Rory O’Connor at our annual conference and continuing to meet so many amazing people.

Lots of people I speak with always tell me they don’t know how I could be a Trainer because it’s scary and you have to know everything but my most favourite thing about being a Trainer isn’t the facilitating it’s getting the opportunity to meet so many hard working and inspiring individuals who want to save lives and make a difference.

In 2017, we delivered approximately 80 courses that’s over 5,000 people trained. As a result, our training reached over 30,000 individuals. To see these stats inspires hope and I know we can only continue to grow and build on these successes.

With 2018 already begun I am eager to get stuck in and see what another year brings. I shall leave you with a small taste for some of the exciting things we have install so far this year….

7th&8th February Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)- Lincoln

1st March From Harm to Hope, Self harm Conference- Nottingham

20th March Level 2 Self harm and working with Self harm- Nottingham

10th & 11th April Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training – Nottingham

To book places or for more details please visit Eventbrite (search term Harmless), call us on 0115 880 0281 or email us on training@harmless.org.uk

 

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training – Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th November 2015

MHFA – Mental Health First Aid Training

Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th November 2015

£200* per place

Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

MHFA is an educational course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help a person who may be developing a mental health issue. In the same way as we learn physical first aid, Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill health. By completing this course it will develop your skills, abilities and confidence in being able to support individuals with a range of mental health conditions.

The 2 day workshop will be delivered by a fully trained, certified MHFA Trainer.

 

Where can I find more information or book on the course?

To book on this course via our online shop, please click here.

For more information about our MHFA training or to book please contact Harmless and ask for Sophie Allen (Training coordinator, ASIST & MHFA trainer).

Email: training@harmless.org.uk or
Telephone: 0115 9348445
Date(s): 25th and 26th November 2015
Times: 9am until 5pm (both days)
Training Location: Harmless, NCVS, 7 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3FB

Please note: Attendance on both days of the workshop is mandatory

Refreshments, lunch and all resources will be provided on both days of the workshop.

Certificate for  each delegate upon completion

 

The course is split into 4 manageable chunks. These are;

  • What is mental health
  • Suicide
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Psychosis

In each section you will learn how to;

  • Spot the early signs of a mental health problem
  • Feel confident helping someone experiencing a mental health problem
  • Provide help on a first aid basis
  • Help prevent someone hurting themselves or others
  • Help stop a mental illness from getting worse
  • Help someone recover faster
  • Guide someone towards the right support
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health problems

 

How will I learn?

The MHFA course usually takes place over 2 full days. However the delivery of this course is very flexible and may be delivered over a number of sessions.

The sessions will be a mix of presentations, group discussions and group work activities. Your instructors will provide a very safe learning environment and are trained to support you throughout the whole course. If you don’t feel comfortable joining in certain bits, then don’t, we won’t make you do something you aren’t comfortable with.

Due to some of the sensitive subjects of our courses, including suicide, we limit numbers to 16 people. We want everyone to feel safe and our instructors can help if people find some bits particularly difficult.

You’ll receive and MHFA Standard manual that you can take away with you at the end of the course and also an attendance certificate from MHFA England to say you are now a Mental Health First Aider.

What are the main benefits of MHFA for me?

MHFA will give you the skills to be able to support individuals with mental conditions in crisis. While you will be unable to diagnose mental health conditions, MHFA teaches you how to recognise symptoms of mental ill health, how to support someone in crisis using an effective model and the support networks available to someone with mental ill health. You will also learn that recovery is likely and indeed possible.

Why is MHFA beneficial to my organisation?

1 in 4 adults will experience a mental health problem each year. It is therefore very likely that someone you know, whether it be a friend, family member, colleague, client or an employee is likely to experience a mental condition, such as depression or anxiety disorders. Sometimes we don’t spot the signs immediately, however the sooner the person can receive professional support, the less likely they are to develop more serious long term problems.

Attending the training will help you in dealing with difficult situations as you will have more understanding and empathy about mental health conditions. Through the training we hope to reduce stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health by raising awareness of a range of conditions. Training staff as Mental Health First Aiders in your organisation indicates that you take your staff and clients wellbeing extremely seriously. This can result in

  • Less staff absences
  • Improve productivity, recruitment and staff retention levels
  • Improve outcomes for those returning to work

 

Who can attend?

The course is simply for anyone. All that we ask is for you to be above the age of 16. This is due to some of the content being quite sensitive and can be upsetting to some. We want to ensure that we create a safe and suitable learning environment for all out attendees.

*Book three delegates or more and received a discounted rate of £160 per delegate.

MHFA – Mental Health First Aid Training – 26th and 27th August

Harmless are pleased to be delivering Mental Health First Aid training on 26th and 27th August – £200 per delegate with a 10% discount to charities

MHFA is an educational course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help a person who may be developing a mental health issue. In the same way as we learn physical first aid, Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill health. By completing this course it will develop your skills, abilities and confidence in being able to support individuals with a range of mental health conditions.

The course is split into 4 manageable chunks. These are;

  • What is mental health
  • Suicide
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Psychosis

In each section you will learn how to;

  • Spot the early signs of a mental health problem
  • Feel confident helping someone experiencing a mental health problem
  • Provide help on a first aid basis
  • Help prevent someone hurting themselves or others
  • Help stop a mental illness from getting worse
  • Help someone recover faster
  • Guide someone towards the right support
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health problems

 

What are the main benefits of MHFA for me?

MHFA will give you the skills to be able to support individuals with mental conditions in crisis. While you will be unable to diagnose mental health conditions, MHFA teaches you how to recognise symptoms of mental ill health, how to support someone in crisis using an effective model and the support networks available to someone with mental ill health. You will also learn that recovery is likely and indeed possible.

Why is MHFA beneficial to my organisation?

1 in 4 adults will experience a mental health problem each year. It is therefore very likely that someone you know, whether it be a friend, family member, colleague, client or an employee is likely to experience a mental condition, such as depression or anxiety disorders. Sometimes we don’t spot the signs immediately, however the sooner the person can receive professional support, the less likely they are to develop more serious long term problems.

Attending the training will help you in dealing with difficult situations as you will have more understanding and empathy about mental health conditions. Through the training we hope to reduce stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health by raising awareness of a range of conditions. Training staff as Mental Health First Aiders in your organisation indicates that you take your staff and clients wellbeing extremely seriously. This can result in

  • Less staff absences
  • Improve productivity, recruitment and staff retention levels
  • Improve outcomes for those returning to work

 

Where can I find more information or book on the course?

For more information about our MHFA Standard training or to book please contact Harmless and ask for Sophie Allen (Training Coordinator and MHFA Trainer)

Email: training@harmless.org.uk or

Telephone:  0115 9348445

Times: 9:00am – 5:00pm (both days)

Training Location:

Harmless

NCVS

7 Mansfield Road

Nottingham

NG1 3FB

Please note: Attendance on all days of the workshop is mandatory

Lunch, refreshments and all resources will be provided on both days of the workshop.