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1. Depression awareness
All types of awareness training available are tailored to suit your specific requirements and to appeal directly to your target audience. All materials follow the NICE Guidelines on mild to moderate depression. Sessions can be any length and to any group.
2. Staying mentally well.
Good mental health is as important as good physical health. Our workshops cover the lifestyle strategies that can enhance and promote positive mental health. The half-day workshop enables participants to explore evidence-based strategies for self-care whilst the one-day workshop expands on this theme and includes case studies which demonstrate effectiveness.
3. Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid is used in over 16 countries worldwide and was introduced into England by the National Institute for Mental Health England (NIMHE) in 2007.
This 12-hour course is usually delivered over two days but can be offered as 4 half-day sessions. MHFA does not prepare people to become therapists. However it does enable people to recognise the symptoms of mental ill health, how to provide initial help (first aid) and how to guide a person towards appropriate professional help.
MHFA is suitable for anyone interested in acquiring new knowledge and understanding of mental health issues.
Please click here for further information on MHFA.
4. Depression Awareness Talks for Schools
We offer talks to schools – to parents, teachers, staff and pupils – about staying mentally well and how to identify and support young people with mental health problems. They can be tailored to what a school requires but usually include the following:
- Continuum of emotional wellbeing
- The development of the adolescent brain – for the unscientific!
- Depression: signs and symptoms
- Eating disorders
- Suicide and young people
- How to offer of find appropriate help
For further information contact the Waller Trainer – Schools.
5. Mental Health Training for Teachers and others who work with young people
a) Knowledge into Action: coping with depression and developing resilience
This is a reflective half-day learning course for teachers and other professionals working in schools or children’s and young people’s services The course covers three main areas:
- the detection and recognition of depression
- the roles of schools in managing depression
- NICE recommended responses to moderate and severe depression
The aim of the course is to increase professionals’ knowledge and skills, whilst also providing a framework to ensure that these are embedded into their day to day practice. The course is designed for secondary schools but can be adapted for primary use.
b) Mental Capacity Building Training: this in depth training programme is aimed at frontline staff in primary schools, children’s centres, secondary schools and academies in London boroughs Please click here to see a brochure.
The course lasts for four days with follow-up support over a number of weeks. It trains staff who work with children to recognise mental health problems and gives them confidence to know how to offer help and to know when to bring in specialist supoort. It is based on the principles of reflective practice, allowing participants to discuss concerns and share good practice as well as hearing from experts. For further information of either of these training programmes contact the Waller Trainer – London and Young People.
6. Mental Health Training in the Workplace
a) Line Managers Workshops
Our one day training course is aimed at empowering managers to recognise when an employee’s mental health might be affecting their work, how to discuss this issue with them and how to direct them towards further help and support.
We also offer a two-day “train the trainer” course which equips trainers to deliver the course to colleagues. This also covers employment law and related issues as well as mental health.
For further information contact Waller Trainer – North East, Yorkshire & Humberside, and the Workplace.
b) The Science of Sustainable Performance
Our partners, Positive Group, deliver a programme to City firms which aims to embed a proactive preventative approach to psychological wellbeing from the very start of an employee’s career. This programme uses a proactive, ‘prevention is better’ approach to equip the organisation’s new recruits with a set of skills and techniques to cope under pressure.
7. Mental Wellbeing Talks to Universities
We provide talks to universities which give students insights into the relationship between psychological health and performance.
The half day a sessions, delivered with the Positive Group, draw on the latest findings from neuroscience, medicine, cognitive behavioural and ‘positive’ psychology. The presentation also introduces evidence based tools and techniques for building resilience and staying positive under pressure. Each session is tailored to an individual college or university and explains the local support available to students if they do experience any mental health problems during their time at university.
For further information contact please contact the Trust.
8. Training for GPs
a) Young People and Mental Health
Our workshop is designed to increase the detection of mental health issues during routine GP consultations with young people. It is available for practising and trainee GPs and also via the RCGP. It is a one day case-based approach, drawing on generic GP education methods. It is highly interactive and includes:
- Patient demand and patient presentation
- Consultation 1: building rapport, dealing with parents and negotiating confidentiality
- Consultation 2: two tools for the consultation: mental health consultation framework; problem solving tool
- Consultation 3: primary care management options including prescribing, access to CAMHS, risk, self help and role of GP in watchful waiting
For further information contact the Waller Trainer – GPs and Nurses
b) CBT for GPs
We offer, with the CWI, courses for trainee GPs and their trainers on using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in everyday practice. This training equips doctors to better support their patients who are suffering from depression and to work alongside specialist therapists in NHS or private services.
The training is currently available in the Thames Valley but will be offered more widely.
For further information please contact the Trust.
The school nurse is the most popular professional for a young person with a mental health problem to seek help from and practice nurses based in GP surgeries see many people often with long term physical health problems such as diabetes, which co-exist with depression. We therefore offer training to practice teams, including nurses, at practice education meetings and we provide training and handbooks to school nurses on identifying and supporting young people with depression.
For further information please contact the Trust.