Dates Announced for next cohort of Free Mental Health Instructor Training
Safer Highways is delighted to announce the dates for the next cohort of its free Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training Course.
Through an exclusive link-up with the Building Mental Health framework, member organisations of Safer Highways are now able to access the Mental Health First Aid Instructor course (normally £2,790) completely free.
Delivered as part of the Road to Better Wellbeing programme; the opportunity now exists for organisations to have their own Mental Health Instructor; thus having the ability to become self-sufficient with regards to mental health first aider training and also to help to deliver life-saving information and guidance to other businesses within their supply chain.
The training takes place over seven days and is usually spread out over six week period.
This allows candidates to become familiar with the material and reflect on your learning.
Candidates have access to a mentor and will need to do about 20 hours of your own study outside of the seven days, including time spent on preparing delivery materials for days 4-5 and 6-7.
The Dates for the next cohort are – 8, 9, 10, 23, 24 Jan and 6, 7 Feb 2020
The deadline to register is 13th November 2019
Places are limited so to register your interest email firstname.lastname@example.org
Speaking about the announcement, Kevin Robinson, Chief Operating Officer of Safer Highways said,
“Within our organisations, we have all seen the benefits of adopting a proactive attitude and approach to poor mental wellbeing.
“Mental Health, much like Physical Health requires effective training in order that it is dealt with in the correct way. It goes without saying that Mental Health First Aid courses have played a vital part in equipping our people with the skills they require to assist colleagues.
“To be able to offer organisations the ability to train their own instructors so that they may deliver ‘in house’ courses for themselves and their supply chain is another huge step forward.
“Moreover, the ability to offer that instructor training for free to our members was an opportunity we would have been foolish to pass up.”
“We are grateful to CITB for making this possible, through not only the first wave of funding which has enabled us to run a number of instructor courses free of charge but also I am delighted to say now a second allocation to allow us to continue the work into 2020 and hopefully beyond.”
“By training instructors rather than simply delivering mental health first courses we are aiming to ‘teach the industry to fish rather than simply giving them the fish’ – effectively allowing them to become self-sufficient; something unique about our approach.”
For more information on course this course and future dates email email@example.com
The training is delivered in partnership with the BMH Framework and the following organisations