Mental Health First Aid 2 Day Course

4 Mar
4 March 2019, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
26 Howley Business Park, Morley, Leeds, LS27 0BZ

CECA and Civils Training Group are pleased to announce that they are running a subsidised Mental Health First Aid course for members on 4th-5th March 2019.

The course will take place at our Morley Office, Leeds. Address: 26 Howley Park Business Village, Morley, Leeds, LS27 0BZ

We are pleased to offer this training at a subsidised rate of only £100+VAT per person – places are limited to 2 places per company initially.

(Normal price is £350+VAT per person)

Email to book your places.

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Why is Mental Health an issue in Construction? At any given time, across England and Wales, one worker in six is said to be experiencing depression, anxiety or other stress related problems. Assuming an industry population of 2.1 million people (6% of the UK workforce) that suggests 350,000 construction professionals may be affected.

Pressure caused by the working patterns and demands of life in construction can exacerbate the impact on emotional health and wellbeing. In a sector with a high number of male workers, the specific risks associated for men and mental ill health cannot be ignored. For men between the ages of 15 and 49 (who are typically part of the workforce) suicide is now the leading cause of death. Mental health issues also account for people taking almost 70 million days off sick per year – the most of any health condition – costing the UK economy between £70 billion and £100 billion a year2.

The Course: Our two day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider. Mental Health First Aiders have:

  • An in depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support whether that’s self-helpresources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mixThrough a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions, each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan. Everyone who completes the course gets an MHFA manual to keep and refer to whenever they need it, and a certificate to say they are a Mental Health First Aider. This course would be benficial to HR professionals, H&S managers and any line managers or supervisors responsible for staff on a day-to-day basis.

The course is delivered by Samuel Leigh of Sleigh Services.