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Mental Health Training Opportunities at MEA House

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SafeTALK Suicide Alertness
"safeTALK" is a half-day suicide alertness training that prepares anyone 15 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. "safeTALK"trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources. Since its development in 2006, "safeTALK" has been used in over 20 countries around the world, and more than 200 selectable video vignettes have been produced to tailor the program’s audio-visual component for diverse audiences.
"safeTALK" trained helpers are an important part of suicide-safer communities, working alongside intervention resources to identify and avert suicide risks.
safeTALK will be delivered by approved Livingworks Master Trainer Emma Carhart.
November 28th 2017

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December 7th 2017

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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)
Over two days, an MHFA course will teach you to:
• Spot the early signs of a mental health problem.
• Feel confident helping someone experiencing a problem.
• Provide help on a first aid basis.
• Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others.
• Help stop a mental illness from getting worse.
• Help someone recover faster.
• Guide someone towards the right support.
• Reduce the stigma of mental health problems.

Who is it for?
Participants on MHFA courses come from a wide range of backgrounds. It is suitable for people with lived experience of mental health issues or illness, family members wanting to gain more understanding of what a relative is going through, employers, and people who are likely to come into contact with those at risk of mental health problems, such as police, ambulance staff or community workers.
Training provided by Be.The Centre for Wellbeing
17 & 18th January 2018

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 Managing Mental Health in the Workplace for Managers 1 Day Accredited
Aims and Objectives:
To aid in attitude change, building knowledge on mental health in the workplace and upskill managers with tools to deal effectively with mental ill health presented in the work place. Ensure early detection and intervention of problems with the aim of reducing sickness absence and supporting staff back in to work appropriately and lawfully. This course strengthens culture change by inspiring a manager to modify how they support staff, become more positive role models in the workplace and begin to create mentally healthier workplaces.

1) To understand and remove the stigma that is attached to Mental Health problems
2) To gain a deeper understanding of what Mental Health is.
3) To become more familiar with the multiple factors that may contribute to mental health problems.
4) HSE Management Standards and Stress Risk assessments
5) Be able to recognise signs and symptoms of common mental health problems and conditions in the workplace ( Anxiety, Depression, and Stress)
6) To know what treatments are available for these conditions and Problems.
7) Know and understand legislation relating to supporting staff with mental health problems in the workplace
8) Know how to effectively support a member of staff using supportive measures, reasonable adjustments and following the back to work process from absence due to mental health problems
9) To know what a Wellness Action Plan is and how it can be used in the work place to support staff with a mental health problem both proactively and reactively.
10) To feel confident in signposting to appropriate services with mental health concerns.
11) To be aware of the importance of self-care for prevention of mental health problems and conditions.
January 8th

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For further information or enquiries about any of these courses, please contact-:

Emily Pearson
Head of Workplace Wellbeing


Be. The Centre for Wellbeing
Mea House
Ellison Place
Newcastle Upon Tyne




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