Emotional Health & Wellbeing Training

The Council’s Lifestyle Services team are offering training to increase knowledge of mental health and emotional wellbeing to all across the borough.

The team have been commissioned as part of the Future in Mind programme – a national ambition to transform the design and delivery of services for children and young people with mental health needs – offering free places to those who work with children and young people.

For further information on courses and to book on to the following courses please contact Natalie Justice on 01472 323837 or email natalie.justice@nelincs.gov.uk

When working with children and young people, it's also important to look after your own mental health, and that of your colleagues and staff. Our adult focussed courses will give you the skills and knowledge to do this. These include:

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (MHFA) 

Mental health problems can affect people at any time of life in different ways. They affect not only individuals and their families, but friends, work colleagues and employers too. This 2 day course provides the knowledge and confidence to help some experiencing a problem and guide them towards the right support.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Spot the early signs of a mental health issue
  • Feel confident helping someone experiencing a mental health issue and when they are hurting themselves
  • Help prevent a mental health issue from getting worse and someone recover faster
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health issues.

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (MHFA) LITE

A half day workshop designed to give you an introduction and overview to adult mental health enabling you to define some common mental health issues, identify stigma and discrimination and support people in distress and also look after your own mental health.

  • Define mental health and some common mental health issues
  • Identify stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health issues
  • Relate to people's experiences and support people in distress
  • Look after your own mental health. 

EMOTIONAL RESILIENCE

A half day workshop designed to help and enable you to support your emotional resilience and wellbeing. It helps you to think differently about everyday pressures and challenges and provides you with some strategies to deal with them more effectively, both professionally and personally.

  • Consider the complexities of personal wellbeing
  • Understand comfort zones
  • Apply the circle of concern
  • Learn new ways to cope & 5 ways to well-being

MANAGER/SUPERVISOR MENTAL HEALTH WORKSHOP

A half day Workshop designed to equip managers and supervisors with the skills and knowledge to support staff/colleagues in respect of emotional well-being. It covers mental health in the workplace, positive mental health, mental ill health and stress in the workplace.

  • Define mental health and what constitutes good mental health
  • Stress – What does it look like, how does it feel and what can you do about it?
  • Explain mental illness – Highlight the difference between the term mental health and mental ill health
  • Explain the links between mental health and the workplace
  • Explain the 5 positive steps
  • Supporting staff/colleagues with stress and mental health issues

The other courses available are designed to enable you to support the children and young people with their own mental and emotional wellbeing. These include:

YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (YMHFA) 

A 2 day course promoting emotional, mental, social and psychological wellbeing when working with young people. It teaches how to spot early signs of mental health problems, helping participants to feel confident to provide help on a first aid basis. A range of topics are included such as depression, anxiety, self-harm and eating disorders.

What is mental health and mental ill health??

  • Spot the early signs of a mental health issue
  • Feel confident helping young people experiencing a mental health issue and when they are hurting themselves
  • Help prevent a mental health issue from getting worse and young people recover faster
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health issues.

YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (YMHFA) LITE

A half day workshop offering an introduction to young people's mental health and emotional wellbeing. This workshop will enable you to gain an overview of some of the common mental health issues affecting young people, including depression, anxiety and eating disorders.

  • Gain an understanding of some of the common mental health issues affecting young people, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis
  • Identify stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health issues
  • Support young people with a mental health issue and relate to their experiences

Other emotional health and wellbeing training which is not part of the Future in Mind funding includes:

UNDERSTANDING BEREAVEMENT & LOSS TRAINING

Support children and you people you work with to understand and comprehend a bereavement and any losses they may experience.

  • Understand the significance of loss in human experience
  • Understand the needs of others
  • Know how to explore the issues of bereavement and loss positively, using life experiences
  • Provide support in respect of policy development

BODY IMAGE AWARENESS

A 2 day Introductory course on Body Image which has been designed to complement the YMHFA as this underpinning issue affects 60% of adults and nearly half of all young people.

  • Understand what Body Image Awareness means and how a negative body image can affect individuals.
  • Recognise factors which can help young people to develop a positive body image including what practitioners can do in regard to their venue / school environment.
  • Familiarise yourself with up to date practitioner resources you can use with young people.

YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (YMHFA) SCHOOLS AND COLLAGES

A 1 day course targeted to meet the needs of educational environments, Youth MHFA Schools and Colleges will cover key topics around young people’s mental health and wellbeing, with a strong practical focus on how to support young people experiencing mental distress. Whilst the course is not a replacement for the two day Youth MHFA course, delegates will become Champions for better mental health in schools.

  • What is mental health and mental ill health?
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • The five steps of Mental Health First Aid
  • How to spot symptoms of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis
  • Understanding more about Suicide and Self-harm

Lifestyle Service Training Booklet and Course Dates