The Project offers a number of mental health related training sessions and workshops for schools and communities – both for staff, parents and those supporting young people and for students and young people themselves.
We run a programme of training throughout the year, at venues across East Devon, West Dorset and South Somerset, or alternatively we can deliver training and workshops in your school or organisation, or at a venue to suit you.
For further information about the range of training courses and workshop we run, take a look at our brochure here. Prices are available on request.
If you would like us to deliver a course or workshop at your workplace, please contact us so that we discuss your training needs and provide you with a quote.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training New date announced!
Youth Mental Health First Aid Course – 2 day course
Date: Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th September 2017
Time: 9am – 4.30pm each day
Location: Taunton Library, Paul Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 3XZ
Cost: £170 plus VAT
Cost includes 2 full days training, light lunch and refreshments and a course manual and attendance certificate on completion of the course.
To book your place, click here to complete the booking form.
Mental Health First Aid Course – 1 day course
Date: Thursday 26th October 2017
Time 9am – 4.30pm
Location, East Devon Business Centre, Honiton, Devon
Cost: £95 plus VAT
Cost includes 1 full day of training, light lunch and refreshments, course manual and attendance certificate on completion of the course.
To book your place click here to complete the booking form.
To find out more about any of our courses, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is increasing recognition of the part schools can play in preventing mental health issues in young people. However, we recognise that staff may feel that they do not have the necessary skills and knowledge to know how best to offer support to a young person who may be struggling.
With 9 in 10 young people with mental health issues experiencing stigma and discrimination, it is also clear that young people themselves need to have a better understanding of the issues, to break down the fears and misunderstandings surrounding mental illness. Not only will this help to change attitudes to mental illness in the future, but will encourage young people to seek help earlier, and to know how they can support friends and family who may be struggling.
Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised course designed specifically for those people that teach, work, live with or care for young people aged 8 – 18 years. It is an educational course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help a young person who may be developing a mental health problem. In the same way as we learn physical first aid, mental health first aid teaches you how to recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill health.
Mental Health Workshops for Students and Young People
Our Mental Health Awareness Workshops are designed to help young people gain a better understanding of mental health and mental illness, to understand how they can look after their own mental wellbeing and become more emotional resilient, to know where to go if they need help and how they can support friends and family who may be affected by mental illness. Workshops can be delivered to small groups, or to whole year groups, as part of a school’s PSHE curriculum.