Mental Health First Aid

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Mental Health

First Aid Training

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Mental health and wellbeing are top of the corporate agenda for a reason. In the USA, mental health initiatives see a return of $4 for every $1 spent – with the average cost of unsupported mental health in the UK consuming 99 million sick days, at a cost of £1,300 per employee and £36billion to the UK economy – per year. That’s £130k a year for 100 employees. We have successfully trained managers and their teams across multiple organisations and industries, creating and developing more effective cultures which optimise wellbeing and productivity across the board. We can help you achieve the same.

What solution is right for you?

1/2 day course

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

Ideal for busy professionals who want a high level overview of mental health in the workplace and how they can support colleagues but who don’t have time for the longer, more in-depth courses.

  • What is mental health and factors affecting it
  • How to challenge stigma
  • Stress and stress management
  • Signs, symptoms and prevalence of common mental health conditions
  • How to look after your own mental health
  • How to interact with someone in distress 
  • Recovery
  • Supporting mental health in the wider workplace
  • Helpful resources

1 day course

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS + Skills

A half-way house between the ½ Day Awareness Course and the 2 Day Mental Health First Aid Course. Ideal for every type of employee and a must for managers to learn a toolkit for supporting the mental health and wellbeing of a complex workforce.

  • What is mental health
  • Mental health and stress in the workplace
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • Signs, symptoms and prevalence of common mental health conditions
  • Applying the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan to support others
  • Recovery
  • Building a mentally healthy wider workplace
  • Action planning for using Mental Health First Aid

2 day course

Mental Health First Aid

The Gold standard course, ideal for HR professionals, managers and supervisors who deal with employees regularly. Builds confidence and practical skills to deal with a wide spectrum of mental health issues and crisis situations.

  • Why Mental Health First Aid
  • The Mental Health First Aid Action Plan to support others
  • What is mental health and the impact of mental health issues
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • Signs, symptoms, prevalence and treatment of mental health conditions
  • First Aid for depression, anxiety, self-harm, psychosis and suicidal crisis
  • Non-judgemental listening skills
  • Recovery and building resources in the workplace

1 hour session

Mental Health Spotlight

A time-efficient way to give senior decision-makers, budget holders and wellbeing strategists insight into the prevalence and cost of unsupported mental health and the benefits of training before wider mental health strategy is rolled out.

  • What is mental health 
  • The difference between stress and mental illness
  • The business case: The prevalence of mental illness and the commercial cost
  • Why we all have different resilience levels
  • Overview of signs of common conditions to crisis
  • Corporate stories 
  • The benefits of Mental Health First Aid
  • Corporate testimonials
  • Current corporate position and future strategy
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All courses are certified by Mental Health First Aid England, the only accredited body of its kind.

Certified Mental Health First Aiders at Hitachi

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Certified Mental Health First Aiders at Tarmac

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Certified Mental Health First Aiders at Millbrook

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Certified Mental Health First Aiders at Neg Earth

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How sessions work?

THE 3-STEP APPROACH

UNDERSTAND

I spend time getting clear on corporate pain points and strategic goals so I can bespoke my training to optimise organisational effectiveness. I work across a range of industries from construction, law and finance to property and the public sector and find leveraging coaching, counselling, creative and commercial skills make for optimum engagement and results.

CREATE

I create safe, fun and inspiring workshops where attendees feel comfortable collaborating with one another. I thrive building relationships with people across all industries with a plethora of challenges and have cracked the code for achieving maximum engagement, transformation and growth. My interactive style is key to my success.

TRANSFORM

I teach expert-designed content in a dynamic, interactive and fun style that empowers and transforms. Live practise of easy to use toolkits embeds learning while group work and collaborative workshop style empowers attendees to practise newly-won superpowers in their daily lives to maximise transformation and results.

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WHY BECOME A MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDER?

WHY STRESS AFFECTS US ALL DIFFERENTLY?

HOW ARE MEN AFFECTED BY MENTAL ILLNESS?

What clients say

WHY WORK WITH ME?

As a lawyer turned Success Coach and Corporate Wellbeing Trainer, I’m a commercial creative hybrid with a dynamic, interactive style that makes for high levels of facilitation rather than one way teaching. A trained telephone counsellor and NLP Practitioner, my approach is integrative and highly bespoke, tailoring my expertise to your professional development needs. I work across a variety of industries from law, finance, insurance and higher education to the public sector, third sector and prisons with a wide range of attendees from PAs, trainees and apprentices to associates, managers and partners. I have found that maximum stakeholder engagement optimises whole organisational change. Though my workshops centre on wellbeing, they cross a variety of areas key to organisational effectiveness from communication, performance and teamwork to strategy, growth and leadership, cutting through the corporate mask to get to the root of what motivates employees to perform best.

WHAT ELSE?

My passion for coaching stems from diverse life experience which has seen me navigate (not always bright and breezily, I might add) different countries, corporate environments, challenges and adventures from property, PR, law and higher education to South America, Madrid, Chamonix and beyond. What I can safely say I’ve learnt along the way is what lies beneath true happiness, how fulfilment really works and – more importantly – how I can help you get there – your version of it, your way. Because no matter how different we may seem, we all operate within a similar framework of happiness. We’re frustrated when we live our lives at odds with our values + we’re inspired when we learn what makes us tick. Once we identify what drives us and we reshape our daily lives in accordance with our values, life becomes a lot less stressful and a lot more fulfilling.

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Melanie