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FREE MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING FOR

  • Businesses located in West Sussex
  • Businesses with less than 250 employees
  • Businesses that support staff wellbeing

Training funded by West Sussex County Council

Did you know that frequent absence, stress, burn out and mood swings can all be signs of work-related mental health concerns?

Managing and reducing workplace mental health issues has proven positive results:

  1. boost productivity
  2. increase performance
  3. minimise conflict
  4. build a happier and healthier workforce
  5. Increase reputational capital.

Mental health issues have a huge impact on the economy: costing companies an average of £1,300 on each employee. That is why West Sussex County Council are funding our courses to support your business

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Mental Health First Aid Certificate

Ideal for all staff. Fully funded four hour online or *in-person introductory course.

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Mental Health First Aider

Ideal for managers, leaders, and HR. Fully funded two-day online/ in-person course.

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Real Talk Suicide Prevention

Ideal for front-facing staff. Fully-funded three-hour online workshop.

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Other Courses

We offer a wide range of courses. Please enquire about funding.

Why do this training?

Actively reduce and prevent absenteeism due to work-related mental health problems. 

Empower managers to be aware of what behaviours could trigger mental health issues in their staff.

Educate managers and staff to spot signs of mental health concerns in themselves and others and find the right support.

Improve your reputation: employees and customers value businesses who care about improving mental health and wellbeing.

Gain internationally recognised qualifications through an award-winning charity that trains thousands of people every year. Our income funds our work to help prevent suicide.

Funding is limited, so do book now to secure your places. 

How does mental health impact the workplace?

  • Employers and their managers have a legal duty of care to look after staff’s mental health.
  • In the UK workforce work-related mental health struggles cost employers almost £35 billion a year
  • That cost is approximately £1,300 for every employee
  • One in three sick notes issued by General Practitioners (GPs) are for mental health reasons
  • Fifteen million working days are lost in the UK each year
  • Overall, it is an estimated cost of £94 billion to the UK.

*Ask about training just for your business, at a time and place that suits you with eight or more people.

Act now to future proof your business.

These courses are worth hundreds of pounds but are fully-funded by your local council to help build healthier and more productive businesses in West Sussex.

Mental Health First Aid Course (Introductory Half Day)

Ideal for: All staff

This is an introductory four-hour session to raise awareness of mental health.

Options: Adult Mental Health Awareness or Young People Mental Health Awareness

This course is designed to give delegates:

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

Availability: Places still available but limited. Please act now to secure the fully funded places.

Dates: If you have eight minimum staff for one course, we can discuss a location, time, and date to suit your business. You could book together with another business you know to make up to eight people. Or we can look at existing courses you can join.

Cost

Fully funded by West Sussex County Council

Awarding Body

MHFA England

Course Duration

4 hours

Qualification

Mental Health First Aid Aware (MHFA) Certificate

Course Delivery

Online

Numbers

Training just for your business: 8 min. to 25 max. staff per course at a time/ date that suits you. Or contact us to join existing trainings.

Mental Health First Aid Course (Two Days)

Ideal for: Senior Leaders, Managers. HR Professionals

Successful delegates will be a qualified Mental Health First Aider. They will have an in depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing.

Options: Adult Mental Health Awareness or Young People Mental Health Awareness

It will give delegates:

  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix.

Availability: Places still available but limited. Please act now to secure the fully funded places.

Dates: If you have eight minimum staff for one course, we can discuss a location, time, and date to suit your business. You could book together with another business you know to make up to eight people. Or we can look at existing courses you can join.

Cost

Fully funded by West Sussex County Council

Awarding Body

MHFA England

Course Duration

2 days

Qualification

Mental Health First Aider (Internationally recognised)

Course Delivery

Face to Face or Online

Numbers

Training just for your business: 8 min. to 16 max. staff per course at a date/time that suits you. Or contact us for existing trainings your business can join.

You may be interested in

We also offer a range of life-saving courses around suicide prevention and self-harm. Some of these courses may have fully-funded places.

We can also provide bespoke training courses tailored to your business needs.

Our work helps save lives. We would love to hear from your business would like to fundraise, sponsor or support us in some way.

Suicide Prevention resources

Interactive film about how to talk to support someone in a crisis and connect them with help.

Our award-winning Stay Alive app is for those at risk of suicide and people worried about someone

Our 3 hour webinar helps people have conversations that can save lives (free to SMEs in West Sussex)