A bespoke CPD workshop for your organisation.

  • Trainer: Angela McMillan an accredited psychotherapist and Mental Health First Aid Instructor

  • Suitable for managers, team leaders, supervisors and teachers

  • Course fee : starts at £500.00 (Plus VAT and travel expenses) per three hour session which includes CPD certificate and course materials.

  • Full day training: starts at £1000 (Plus VAT and travel expenses).

  • Location: In House Training for your organisation

The course covers:


  • What is mental health?

  • Effective listening skills; how to use basic counselling skills to help others

  • Understanding anxiety; types of anxiety, the impact of anxiety and how to support someone with an anxiety disorder

  • Understanding depression; signs, symptoms and how to support someone with a diagnosis

  • Working with self-harm; how to spot the signs and what to do to help

  • Working with suicidal thoughts; what to say and how to make an onwards referral

  • Best practice guidelines, including making reasonable adjustments

  • Promoting wellbeing in your organisation

  • Staff self-care – techniques and strategies

One in four people suffer from mental ill health at some time in their lives. Individuals often feel poorly equipped to support someone who may be experiencing poor mental health.

Misunderstanding about the condition(s) can result in inappropriate responses, the creation of unsuitable working conditions and a lack of understanding about how to provide solutions to support staff or students should they need time off, or on their return to work or study.

This course is designed to help you feel more confident in recognising and understanding mental health issues and teaches a range of skills that will enable you to respond in the most appropriate way when supporting someone.

Our mental health awareness course is run by expert trainers with over ten years' experience working in the field of mental health.

Training is a mixture of small group work and a lecture style approach and includes handouts and course materials, how to guides and a CPD certificate.

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Have an understanding of what mental health is

  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of the most commonly experienced mental health issues

  • Have an understanding of how mental health issues can impact on work and personal life

  • Use basic counselling and listening skills to help people open up and feel supported

  • Appropriately manage staff or student absence caused by mental health issues

  • Communicate effectively with individuals signed off with mental health issues

  • Support someone in their return to work or study and their integration back into the workplace or education

  • Know how to make reasonable adjustments

  • Understand what best practice guidelines are for your organisation

The course can also be delivered as a bespoke tailor made package in house enquire here:

Recent clients include Great Ormond Street Hospital, Rhondda Cannon Taff YEPS Youth service and RAF Wyton.

The Facilitator:
Angela McMillan is a British Association for counselling and psychotherapy accredited counsellor (Membership number 031233) and supervisor with over ten years experience working with adults and young people. She has worked for a number of high profile organisations including Childline, Mind, The YMCA and the Terrence Higgins Trust and has run counselling services in sixth form colleges and schools. She  delivers mental health awareness training to organisations across the UK and teaches emotional literacy and mental health awareness in education and youth organisations. She is a Youth Mental Health First Aid (Wales) instructor and associate trainer for MHFA England.





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