Black Country Mental Health

Corporate Services

Are you looking for consultancy, advice, or support for mental health issues in your workplace? We are here to help.

Consultancy

How we can help

Mental health is something that can be affected by various things such as work placed stress and also personal demands which impact on how the individual is able to carry out their work.

Black Country Mental Health are able to offer their services as consultants to your organisation or business to help you put in place a mental health strategy and policy to support your workforce resulting in less absenteeism and generating an inclusive and transparency culture. Adapting an Open Door policy can improve morale and demonstrate your commitment to staff wellbeing.

Our experienced staff will meet with you to discuss your specific needs. We will then draw up a plan with a timeframe to work with you to complete the work.

  • We can help you to meet the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 in relation to protected characteristics and reasonable adjustments
  • We will advise you on any training needs and how to incorporate Mental Health First Aiders into your business in order to provide parity between physical first aid and mental health first aid.
  • We will continue to support you by telephone and face to face advice around mental health in your workplace and any specific issues that arise

Mental Health First Aid

This is a half day course delivered either face-to-face or via online video conferencing Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities. Up to 25 people per course.

Everyone who completes the course gets: A certificate of attendance to say you are Mental Health Aware, a manual to refer to whenever they need it, a workbook including a helpful toolkit to support their own mental health.

The course covers:  What is mental health, factors that affect our mental health, sigma, stress and how to manage this, spotting signs of distress, information on various mental health conditions including suicide and self harm, recovery, the take 10 together conversation supporting mental health in the workplace and some helpful resources.

Mental Health First Aid value this course at £120 per delegate. We would offer this at £90 per delegate with a minimum number required of 20.

This is a one day course delivered either face-to-face or via online video conferencing. Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities. Up to 16 people per course.

Everyone who completes the course gets: A certificate of attendance to say they are a MHFA Champion, a annual to refer to whenever they need it, a quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan and a workbook including a helpful toolkit to support their own mental health.

The course covers:  About Mental Health First Aid, mental health and stress in the workplace,  stigma and discrimination, various mental health conditions, early warning signs of mental ill-health, how to apply the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan, suicide, building a mentally healthy workplace and action planning to use MHFA.

Mental Health First Aid value this course at £200 per delegate.  We would offer this at £120 per delegate with a minimum number required of 12.

This can be delivered either as a face-to-face course requiring attendance on two full days or online through four structured sessions.  Learning takes place through a mix of instructor led training, group discussions, individual and group activities. Each session builds on the previous, enabling the learner to gain confidence in supporting others with a Mental Health First Aid action plan. Up to 16 people per course.

Everyone who completes the course gets: A workbook to support their learning throughout the course, a digital manual to refer to whenever they need it​ after completing the course a wallet-sized reference card with the Mental Health First Aid action plan,​ lanyard, a digital MHFAider® certificate, access to the MHFAider Support App® for three years and access to ongoing learning opportunities, resources and events. 

The course covers: Mental Health First Aid ​and the action plan, the MHFAider® role ​and self-care, helpful and unhelpful language, useful models to support the role, what influences mental health, information on some conditions including psychosis, suicide, active listening and empathy, ​crisis first aid, applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan, recovery and lived experience, ​boundaries in the MHFAider® role, moving forward in the MHFAider® role ​and developing your MHFA action plan 

MHFA value this course at £325 per delegate. We would offer this at £170 per delegate with a minimum number required of 12.

All of these courses can be delivered at our venue or at a venue of your choice.

Courses would be delivered by a qualified instructor with 13 years experience in MHFA and  knowledge and experience of working in the mental health field.

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