Training Services

Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind is recognised as a leading provider of mental health-related training in Cambridgeshire.

CPSL Mind’s Training Service provides a range of programmes and workshops for managers and staff members. Below are outlines of our open courses, all of which can also be delivered for you in-house.

We also run a number of other Wellbeing Workshops for individuals, currently fully funded by Cambridgeshire County Council.

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The Facts

70 million working days are missed annually due to mental ill-health, which cost UK employers £8 billion per year.

Mental ill-health costs UK employers an estimated £15 billion a year in lost productivity (including presenteeism, where mental health issues lessen work performance).

A further £2billion a year is spent on replacing staff who leave their posts because of mental illness.*
*Source: Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health

Improving wellbeing in the workplace makes good business sense and the priorities for any employer are to:

  • Empower managers to recognise symptoms of mental ill-health and intervene quickly and supportively
  • Provide staff with the skills that will help them to manage stress and build resilience
  • To tackle stigma – and make wellbeing a priority within the workplace.
Student WellbeingMental Health First Aid (MHFA)Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) YouthMental Health First Aid (MHFA) LiteManaging Mental Health in the WorkplaceManaging Stress and Building ResilienceApplied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)STOP Suicide Workshop

Student Wellbeing – FREE training June-September 2017

A practical workshop for school staff

Download the flyer for this course here.

A one day workshop designed for those working with young people aged 15 and above.

Length: 1 day. All sessions will run from 9.30am to 4.30pm. All venues have ample parking.

Tea/coffee provided but please bring your own lunch.

Participants will learn:

  • How to deliver a 2 hour Stress LESS workshop for students (all resources included)
  • How to respond to a young person in distress (including discussion around self-harm and suicide)
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MHFA logoMental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Length: 2 days

Participants: This course is suitable for anyone interested in learning more about mental health, the symptoms of common mental health issues and the skills needed to support somebody experiencing mental distress – and to guide them towards appropriate professional help.

  • What is mental health?
  • Suicide and depression
  • Anxiety, eating disorders and self harm
  • Psychosis

In each section you’ll learn how to:

  • Spot the early signs of a mental health issue
  • Feel confident helping someone experiencing a mental health issue
  • Provide help to someone in distress on a first aid basis
  • Guide someone towards the appropriate support
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health issues.

Participants receive a handbook and certificate (on completion of both days).

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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Youth

Length: 2 days

Participants: This course is suitable for members of the public and employees working with young people in any sector – in fact anyone interested in learning more about mental health, the symptoms of common mental health challenges, the skills needed to support somebody experiencing mental distress – and to guide them towards appropriate professional help.

The topics covered are:

  • What is mental health?
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Suicide and psychosis
  • Self-harm and eating disorders.

Within each section there is clear focus on the issues faced by young people today, including bullying/cyber bullying and substance misuse. The course also teaches the importance of promoting wellbeing and protective factors.

In each section you’ll learn how to:

  • Spot the early signs of a mental health issue in young people
  • Feel confident helping a young person experiencing mental ill health
  • Provide help on a first aid basis
  • Help protect a young person who might be at risk of harm
  • Help prevent a mental health issue from getting worse
  • Help a young person recover faster
  • Guide a young person towards the right support
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health issues.

Participants receive a handbook and certificate (on completion of both days).

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mhfa-lite logoMental Health First Aid (MHFA) Lite

Length: Half day (3.5 hours)

Participants: This course is suitable for anyone looking for an introductory mental health awareness course

By the end of the course you’ll be able to:

  • Define mental health and some common mental health issues
  • Identify stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health issues
  • Relate to people’s experiences and support people in distress
  • Look after your own mental health.

Participants receive a handbook and certificate on completion.

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Managing Mental Health in the Workplace

Length: 1 day (6hrs) or half day (3hrs)

Participants: Managers

This course offers a solid introduction  to managers on the skills and knowledge they need to create a mentally healthy workplace.

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Explain the terms mental health, stress, anxiety, depression & psychosis
  • Recognise the business impacts of poor mental wellbeing among staff
  • Explain the HSE stress management standards/competencies
  • Discuss the manager’s role in creating a mentally health workplace
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of anxiety & depression
  • Respond appropriately to a distressed employee
  • Identify support available to an employee experiencing mental distress
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Managing Stress and Building Resilience

Length: 1 day (6 hours)

Participants: All staff

This course is designed for anyone who is interested in learning strategies for managing their stress levels and building their personal resilience.

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify the signs and symptoms of stress
  • Explain what is meant by resilience
  • Identify the characteristics of a resilient person
  • Choose strategies to strengthen own resilience
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Assist LogoApplied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Length: 2 days

Participants: This course is suitable for anyone who wants to learn the skills to become more ready, willing and able to help persons at risk of suicide.

ASIST is an evidence-based course that is delivered world-wide and approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

It is an interactive and practical programme that is proven to help participants learn how to identify risk and intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.

At its core is a robust model of suicide intervention with six easy-to-remember steps.

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STOP Suicide logoSTOP Suicide Workshop

Length: half day (3 hours)

Participants: This course is suitable for any group of people who want to learn how to talk openly about the subject of suicide.

The STOP Suicide workshop has been created as part of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough-wide STOP Suicide campaign. For more information please see www.stopsuicidepledge.org

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify persons at risk of suicide
  • Talk openly about suicide
  • Help a person at risk to stay safe
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