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Mental Health Awareness – WB04

Our Mental Health awareness training is aimed at those who want to become more aware and understand mental health and mental ill health better. It includes tools for self-care, managing your own mental health and equip learners to connect with others who may be suffering with mental health issues more effectively and in an informed way. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) suggests organisations include mental health into their Health and Safety strategy.

“I just wanted to ensure we sent a thank you to the Acorn trainer who did our Emergency First Aid at Work course. We were fully booked with attendees, many of whom dread a day on a course like this, but they all stated how great it was and how much they learned. The instructor was patient and happily went into situations we deal with specifically enabling them to feel more confident in real life situations we do face as a venue. Thank you again, I would highly recommend you.”

VW, Clevedon Hall
February 2019

The Coronavirus pandemic has brought uncertainty to a whole other level and for those of us who struggle with ”the not knowing”, stress can pile up and before we know it, our health might be impacted

Why do our customers choose us?

Mental ill health costs UK employers £34.9 billion each year.

Whether you choose a single place on our open course or training for an entire staff team, this half day course provides delegates with essential mental health knowledge.

Our courses are delivered by knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainers all of whom hold adult teaching qualifications supported by professional qualifications.

They have gained their hands-on first aid experience from a variety of different backgrounds over many years including nursing, armed forces, emergency services, hospitality, Voluntary Aid Societies, as well as other industry sectors before becoming qualified instructors.

The more we know and understand, the more we are able to prevent, manage and treat ill health.

Teaching 18,000 delegates a year Acorn Health & Safety offer training to individuals, groups and entire staff teams we are committed to providing excellent training delivered in a relaxed, yet informative style.

How do we approach mental health first aid training?

There are three levels of intervention where organisations could support the health and well-being of their employees – by preventing, managing and treating issues. The first step towards overcoming obstacles is to increase our knowledge, awareness and self-awareness. The more we know, the more we understand, and the more we understand the easier it becomes to do something about challenges that come our way.

We cannot ignore mental health when we consider Health and Safety strategies in the workplace.

Mental health is an integral element of our overall health and it should be accepted and acknowledged so that we can learn how to prevent, manage and treat it pretty much in the same way we do with physical health. Prioritising your mental health is more important now than ever before.  The more you know and understand mental health, yourself and how to maintain resilience and balance, the stronger you will be during these uncertain times.

Mental Health Awareness is a MHFA England accredited programme designed to raise awareness and effectively support your own and the mental health of others.

This introductory 4 hour session raises awareness of mental health and covers:

  • What mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
  • An introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing
  • Confidence to support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue

This course can be delivered either face to face or via online video conferencing. Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities.

Evidence suggests a healthy workforce is good for business. Benefits of attending this course, that organisations can expect to see, will include:-

  • Reduced sickness absence from work
  • Reduced accidents at work
  • Improved employee retention
  • Higher employee engagement and commitment
  • Higher work productivity
  • Enhanced employer brand
  • Greater employee resilience

Should you have any questions relating to the accessibility of this course please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

PLEASE NOTE: This course focuses on employees in the workplace and covers subjects that some people may find distressing, including suicide and self-harm. The delegate can leave the course at any time if they feel overwhelmed

This course is of half day duration

What should you expect from Acorn Health & Safety?

This 4 hour course supports mental health first aid. Delegates will get a deep understanding of what mental health is and what factors can affect general wellbeing. This course teaches practical skills to spot the signs of mental illness and gives the delegate the confidence to step in and support a person who may need assistance.

We’ll provide delegates with a variety of printed course materials including workbooks and handouts.  On successful completion of this course delegates will receive a printed course certificate of attendance from MHFA England, confirming you are Mental Health aware. MHFA England are the only provider of licensed Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training in England. You will also receive a manual to refer to whenever you need it and a workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health.

Our ‘mental health awareness’ course is just one of over 60 courses we offer.  Acorn Health & Safety provides training and consultancy in first aid, fire safety, food safety, manual handling, healthcare training and health and safety.

We can provide a wide variety of accredited or tailor-made courses, these can be ‘in-house’ or ‘open’ programmes.

Our ‘in-house’ course programmes are the most cost effective option if you’ve a number of staff requiring training, and in many cases can be adapted to include reference to local policy, practice and documentation.  These courses can be delivered either at any suitable venue or you can hire our purpose-built training centre located in Warmley, Bristol, whichever is best suited to your needs.

We also run a rolling programme of ‘open courses’ which are particularly suited for individuals, organisations that only have a few delegates or those looking to release small groups of staff at a time.

Please contact us to discuss all of your training needs so we can advise the most suitable and cost effective solution.

For other courses, relevant to your industry or sector please see our industry information page, alternatively we have found that people attending this course also attend:

Not every course can be 'off the shelf'.

Our tailored health and safety training is aimed at meeting the needs of customers who have specific subjects to be covered within their health and safety staff training.

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Call our team on 0117 958 2070 or if it’s out of hours or you prefer e-mail –

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Aimed at businesses and individuals requiring specific training or those with only a few members of staff to train our open courses run regularly throughout the year and cover a variety of different subjects.

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