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Mental health

A two-day course, 26 & 27 June 2019, 9 am – 5 pm

Mental health “first aid” training is becoming increasingly popular as a way of removing the stigma around mental health problems at work, and supporting the people who suffer with them. Earlier this year, Parliament’s Backbench Business Committee called on the Government to change legislation so that an employer’s first aid responsibilities cover both physical and mental health, and to add a requirement for workplaces to train mental health first aiders: see here and here.

We’ll be talking about mental health first aid in our 14 May webinar, “Mental health: time to listen, time to act”, with personal perspectives on mental health first aid training and its impact, and advice on follow-up measures to maximise its value.

If you’d like the opportunity to try out this training without investing in a full-scale in-house course, we have just the solution. On 26 and 27 June 2019, CIPA is kindly hosting a mental health first aid training course for us. This is a pilot scheme to gauge the value and popularity of shared training sessions. If successful, we’re hoping to organise similar training “pools” for IP Inclusive supporters in other regions.

This two-day course qualifies delegates as Mental Health First Aiders. The training will be provided by Mental Health First Aid England and will take place at CIPA’s offices on Holborn in London (Halton House, 20-23 Holborn, London EC1N 2JD). The price per delegate is £200 + VAT, which is lower than the fee for attending one of MHFAE’s external courses. In order to keep the cost down, we’re asking delegates to make their own lunch arrangements (there are plenty of sandwich bars nearby); CIPA will provide tea and coffee during the refreshment breaks.

Places on this course are being offered to all IP Inclusive supporters on a first-come-first-served basis, initially limited to one delegate per organisation. Whilst not compulsory, we would really appreciate it if delegates could share their thoughts about the course afterwards, in a form that we could use in a report for our News and Features page.

To register a place, please email cpd@cipa.org.uk.

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