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Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Courses

A wide range of mental health and learning disabilities courses can be delivered, including:

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

This two day research based, interactive and practical course enables participants to develop an understanding of people who self-harm and have thoughts of suicide, to identify risk and to develop skills in effective engagement and communication in order to apply 'suicide first aid'.

This course costs from £60 per person and is delivered by accredited trainers from the Wellbeing Team. Please contact us to discuss prices for block bookings. Any employee or member of a company that is a signatory of the Workplace Wellbeing Charter will receive a 40% discount on cost for both general and bespoke courses.


Autistic Spectrum Condition

This one day course has been designed to provide a broad range of basic knowledge relating to Autistic Spectrum Conditions.

It provides part of the knowledge requirement towards the following units from the 'Diploma in Health and Social Care' and the Bild Certificate in 'Positive Behaviour Support':

  • QCF Unit 4222-253, Introductory Awareness of Autistic Spectrum Conditions
  • QCF Unit 4222-378, Understanding How to Support Individuals with Autistic Spectrum Conditions
  • QCF Level 3, Certificate in Positive Behaviour Support


This course costs from £25 per person. Please contact us to discuss prices for block bookings - group bookings will be discounted.


Care Certificate

This five day course provides much of the underpinning knowledge towards the 15 standards of the Care Certificate.

The Care Certificate is required in both Health and Social Care and replaces the Common Induction Standards for residential care home staff.

This course costs from £125 per person. Please contact us to discuss prices for block bookings - group bookings will be discounted.


Dementia Friends

This one hour practical course is part of a national programme which aims for participants to learn more about what it is like to live with dementia and turn that understanding into action. It is supported by the Alzheimer's Society and is the biggest every initiative to change people's perceptions of dementia.

This course is free.


Dementia L2

This one day course aims for participants to be able to 'stand in the shoes' of someone with dementia and gain an insight into their lives, as well as understanding the definition and prevalence of dementia and the impact on daily living.

The course will focus on the four main types of dementia and how assessment and diagnosis is made, define the difference between delirium and dementia, and explore the ethics and complexities of caring for someone with dementia.

Participants will gain an understanding of the importance of person-centred care and living well with dementia and develop the skills to communicate effectively with people with dementia.

This course costs from £25 per person. Please contact us to discuss prices for block bookings - group bookings will be discounted.


Depot Injection Training

Learn the principles and practice of safe and effective administration of intramuscular depot (antipsychotic) injections.

This course costs from £50 per person. Please contact us to discuss prices for block bookings - group bookings will be discounted.


Diploma in Health and Social Care

This is a nationally recognised qualification that is available in the three QCF pathways at both QCF Level 2 and Level 3:

  • Diploma in Health and Social Care - Generic Pathway
  • Diploma in Health and Social Care - Dementia Pathway
  • Diploma in Health and Social Care - Learning Disability Pathway


Single QCF units are also available.

Price available on enquiry. Please contact us to discuss prices for block bookings - group bookings will be discounted.


Domestic Violence using the DASH Framework

This one day course is University accredited Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Harassment and Honour Based Violence (DASH 2009) risk identification, assessment and management model training.

The DASH Masterclass will enable participants to use the DASH risk assessment model to identify standard, medium and high risk cases of domestic abuse, stalking and harassment. Participants will understand how to use the DASH Risk Model (2009) to save lives through early risk identification, intervention and prevention.

This course costs from £25 per person. Please contacts us to discuss prices for block bookings - group bookings will be discounted.


Learning Disability Awareness

This one day course has been designed to provide a broad range of basic knowledge relating to the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities.

The course provides part of the knowledge requirement for QCF Unit 4222-245, 'Understand the Context of Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities' of the 'Diploma in Health and Social Care' as well as Standard 9, 'Awareness of Learning Disabilities' of the 'Care Certificate'.

This course costs from £25 per person. Please contact us to discuss prices for block bookings - group bookings to be discounted.


Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended by the Mental Health Act 2007)

This one day course aims to provide all delegates with an understanding of the scope of the Mental Health Act, its statutory requirements and the practicalities of working with patients subject to the Act.

Price on enquiry. Please contact us to discuss prices for block bookings - group bookings will be discounted.


Mental Health First Aid

This twelve hour intensive, interactive and practical course is usually delivered over two days and provides an overview of common mental health problems as well as information, tools and techniques to enable you to support someone who may be experiencing mental or emotional distress.

Mental Health First Aid is an evidence based intervention that can be delivered in a wide variety of settings, where first aid ois goven to an individual experiencing distress until appropriate help and treatment is received or the crisis resolves.

This course costs from £60 per person and is delivered by accredited trainers from the Wellbeing Team. Please contact us to discuss prices for block bookings. Any employee or member of a company that is a signatory of the Workplace Wellbeing Charter will receive a 40% discount on cost for both general and bespoke courses.


Mental Health First Aid for the Armed Forces

This twelve hour intensive, interactive and practical course is usually delivered over two days. 

It provides participants with the information, tools and techniques that form the basis for increased mental health resilience amongst veternans and the families of both veterans and serving personnel, as well as the confidence to raise and respond to mental health issues in a straightforward and effective way.

This course costs from £60 per person and is delivered by accredited trainers from the Wellbeing Team. Please contact us to discuss prices for block bookings. Any employee or member of a company that is a signatory of the Workplace Wellbeing Charter will receive a 40% discount on cost for both general and bespoke courses.


Mental Health First Aid (Youth)

This twelve hour intensive, interactive and practical course is usually delivered over two days and is specifically designed for people that teach, work, live with or care for young people aged 8 - 18 years.

It provides participants with information, tools and techniques to promote a young person's mental health and wellbeing and help develop the confidence to raise and respond to mental health issues in a straightforward and effective way.

This course costs from £60 per person and is delivered by accredited trainers from the Wellbeing Team. Please contact us to discuss prices for block bookings. Any employee or member of a company that is a signatory of the Workplace Wellbeing Charter will receive a 40% discount on cost for both general and bespoke courses.


Mental Health First Aid Lite

This three hour introductory course enables participants to gain a wider understanding of some of the issues surrounding mental health; how and why positive and negative mental health affects an individual's life, and to work more effectively with people experiencing mental health problems.

This course costs from £25 per person and is delivered by accredited trainers from the Wellbeing Team. Please contact us to discuss prices for block bookings. Any employee or member of a company that is a signatory of the Workplace Wellbeing Charter will receive a 40% discount on cost for both general and bespoke courses.


Mental Health Awareness

This one day course has been designed to provide a broad range of knowledge relating to mental health.

This course provides part of the knowledge requirement for the following units:

  • QCF Unit 4222-619, 'Understand Mental Health Problems' of the 'Diploma in Health and Social Care'
  • Standard 9, 'Awareness of Mental Health' of the 'Care Certificate'
  • QCF Level 3 of the certificate in 'Positive Behaviour Support'


This course costs from £25 per person. Please contact us to discuss prices for block bookings - group bookings will be discounted.


Recording Skills

This one day course is suitable for all individuals who record information of any nature as part of their role. Topics covered include:

  • The difference between 'Fact' and 'Opinion'
  • The purpose and types of records kept
  • The standards required for record keeping
  • How the tone and style of communication can change the meaning
  • Understanding the eight principles of the Data Protection Act 1998
  • Understanding the Caldicott Principles
  • Understanding the requirements for storing, transporting and the accountability for and of confidential information

This course costs from £25 per person. Please contact us to discuss prices for block bookings - group bookings will be discounted.


Self Harm Awareness

This one day course is designed to raise understanding of self harm behaviour in adults and young people.

This course costs from £25 per person. Please contact us to discuss prices for block bookings - group bookings will be discounted.


Supervision Skills

This one day course is aimed at anyone who delivers supervision to staff.

We look at the key skills required to deliver effective supervision and how it can benefit the organisation.

This course costs from £25 per person. Please contact us to discuss prices for block bookings - group bookings will be discounted.


Mental Health Awareness (Basic)

This one day course aims to provide an awareness and overview of mental health conditions and practice. It will also extend delegates knowledge and skills in the care of the person with a mental illness.

It is appropriate for both caregivers and non-caregivers who wish for a better understanding of mental health conditions.

This course costs from £50 per person. Please contact us to discuss prices for block bookings - group bookings will be discounted.


Social Role Valorisation (SRV)

This two day course is aimed at raising the level of understanding the process of devaluation and the practical application of the principles of Social Role Valorisation. Topics covered include:

  • What is Social Role Valorisation?
  • Historical perspective
  • How service provision reflects social beliefs, values and attitudes
  • Cultural Valued Analogue
  • The ten themes of SRV
  • How current policy informs practice - Valuing People, Valuing People Now, and Safeguarding


This course costs from £50 per person. Please contact us to discuss prices for block bookings - group bookings will be discounted.


Understanding Mental Health and Wellbeing

This evidence based, interactive and practical course is delivered free of charge and provides participants with a better understanding of their own attitudes and beliefs about mental health and wellbeing, and how it can be protected and improved using the 'Five Winning Ways to Mental Health and Wellbeing'.

This course can be delivered over one to three hours dependent on your needs, or over six hours for those wishing to achieve the Royal Society of Public Health Accredited Level Two Award in Understanding MHWB.

This course is free.