https://civilservicelocal.blog.gov.uk/2017/06/20/mental-health-first-aid-training-in-bristol/

Mental Health First Aid Training in Bristol

At some point in our lives mental health has affected us all. It affects how we feel, how we think and also how we behave but do we recognise the symptoms in order to manage and deal with mental health effectively?

This 2 day internationally recognised course is open to any Civil Servants and will teach you to recognise the symptoms of mental health issues, provide initial help, and will also provide information on how to guide a person towards seeking appropriate professional help.

What you will learn

  • What is mental health?
  • Suicide and depression
  • Anxiety, eating disorders, and self harm
  • Psychosis

In each section you’ll learn how to:

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

When: 24th & 25th October 2017.

Time: This course if for 2 full days - you must be able to attend from 9am to 5pm.

Where: Conference Room 8, 2 Rivergate, Bristol, BS1 6ED.

The usual cost of this 2 day training course is £300 however the Charity for Civil Servants will be running the training at a reduced rate of £100 per person which will be invoiced to your finance departments.

A minimum of 16 people need to secure a place, in order for the training course to go ahead. You will need your line manager’s approval that your department will pay travel and subsistence costs, plus the £100 for the course.

To register to attend this training session click here.

If you have any questions please contact Danielle Eyre.

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4 comments

  1. Comment by Robert Walker posted on

    This is a great idea, which would benefit a lot of people. However, due to the location and costs involved in the course a lot of people may feel it is unobtainable or difficult to attend. A solution to this would be more locally based workshops available to the whole geographical community. I also believe that mental health issues, questionnaires could be connected with our yearly health screening tests which I have just recently completed.

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      Comment by John Mark Haskey posted on

      The Charity for Civil Servants have offered this course to the team in the South West for cross-departmental training events and is very good value for money. The SW have run events in Plymouth, Swindon and Bristol and are hoping to do more in Bristol. Events are also planned in the North East. If there is sufficient demand in other parts of England we will talk to The Charity to see what can be arranged. Alternatively on-line training is available on CS Learning for those that can't be released or can't travel. The suggestion about linking to yearly Helath screening is probably not applicable in other parts of the civil service so I suggest you raise this within APHA.

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  2. Comment by Pauline posted on

    I am from the North West and would be very interested in any future training events of this nature.

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