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Training with us

What we offer:

Our core offering is outlined below, for more information please email admin@sgmind.org.uk or view our events calendar for upcoming courses:

 

  • Adult Mental Health First Aid – Two Day
  • Adult Mental Health First Aid – Half Day
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid – Two Day
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • safeTALK
  • Workshops & Talks
  • Events

Training with us

With the passion and drive of our trainers we believe we can work towards embedding mental health training in to every workforce and community in Swindon and Gloucestershire.

Mindful Employers Network

This network is aimed at increasing awareness of mental health and wellbeing in your workplace or business and we welcome representatives of employers from all sectors.

The network sees an increase in attendance at events year on year concluding that mental health and well-being remains a top priority for employers.

The network has produced some memorable events and awareness sessions since its formation in February 2008.  Topics involving managing stress, resilience, bereavement, Asperger syndrome, employee engagement and absenteeism are among the many issues addressed at regular free meetings – which affords the opportunity for local businesses of various sectors and sizes to share experience and best practice. With generous support, the network meets at top class venues such as the Swindon Marriott, Jurys Inn Swindon and Nationwide House and is now viewed as one of the largest active business groups in Swindon.

What people had to say:

Melanie Richens who is the independent volunteer Chair of the network feels that the issues of wellbeing and the association with business performance is catching the attention of many employers in the town.  “I am constantly surprised by the interest in this initiative. We used to get over 100 delegates at our annual conferences – now it is not uncommon to get that number at our regular meetings. It seems to me that regardless of which way the economy is heading – mental health and wellbeing policies are becoming entrenched in the management culture of very many employers locally. This is great news for employees, business success and the positive reputation of the town moving forward.”

What people had to say:

David Latham, who manages the local initiative, believes the reputation and profile of the network is expanding as regular attendees recommend the group to their colleagues and business contacts. “Quite a variety of people from different backgrounds and skills are attracted by the sessions we stage. These include managers and business owners, HR and occupational health professionals, decision-makers and local influencers.”

Events Calendar

Have a look at some of the Fundraising and events we have going on at the moment!

november

14nov(nov 14)9:30 am15(nov 15)4:30 pmAdult Mental Health First Aid Course - Fully BookedAdult MHFA is a two-day educational course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help a person who may be developing a mental health issue.

21nov(nov 21)9:30 am22(nov 22)4:30 pmASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills TrainingThis two-day interactive workshop is for everyone aged sixteen or older who wants to be able to provide suicide first aid, regardless of prior experience.

january

17jan(jan 17)9:30 am18(jan 18)4:30 pmYouth Mental Health First AidYouth MHFA is a two day internationally recognised course designed specifically for those over the age of 16 that teach, work, live with or care for young people aged 8 - 18 years.

february

19feb(feb 19)9:30 am20(feb 20)4:30 pmAdult Mental Health First Aid CourseAdult MHFA is a two-day educational course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help a person who may be developing a mental health issue.

march

20mar(mar 20)9:30 am21(mar 21)4:30 pmAdult Mental Health First Aid Course (Copy)Adult MHFA is a two-day educational course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help a person who may be developing a mental health issue.

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