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Mind is working to create mentally healthy communities

We work to promote a better understanding of mental health; reduce stigma and dispel the misconceptions that can surround mental illness. We train individuals and staff teams to increase their awareness and knowledge about mental health and to develop excellent mental health skills.  We work to:

 

  • Change people’s minds and attitudes about mental illness
  • Reduce stigma and dispel myths about mental illness
  • Provide advice and guidance
  • Equip people with the skills to respond to people in crisis
  • Support suicide prevention
  • Promote and support mental wellbeing

Introduction to Counselling Skills Level 2 ~ new for 2020 - FULL

This qualification is intended for candidates who want to:

  • Learn basic counselling skills (listening and responding skills) in helping roles
  • Find out more about counselling (this qualification won’t teach them to be a counsellor, but may help them decide whether or not they want to train as one);
  • Improve professional and personal relationships
  • This qualification does not lead directly to an employed role. However, it could enhance an existing voluntary or paid role or increase the general employability of those seeking to enter the job market.

Awarding Body:

What you will learn:

This is a course for people who wish to learn about and understand initial counselling skills to help and support others, at this level the relationship is described as between ‘helper’ and ‘helpee’. It doesn’t teach students to be counsellors but as suggested by the title it will introduce them to and leave them comfortable with, incorporating the use of the basic skills of the profession into supportive communication with others.

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

  • Know the limitations of the helping role and establish boundaries for helping work
  • Use facilitative questioning and basic skills of reflection
  • Identify the helpee’s needs and communicate empathic understanding
  • Understand the importance of self-awareness in helping work and the importance of feelings in counselling
  •  Identify the elements of ethical counselling practice
  • Understand when and how to signpost people to further support

This level 2 qualification is intended for learners who want to:

  • Learn basic counselling skills (listening and responding skills) for use in helping roles
  • Find out more about counselling, the skills learnt are stand-alone but you will gain information about further levels of training and the options for a career in counselling
  • Improve professional and personal relationships

The course format and content:

  • This qualification does not lead directly to a professional, employed role. However, it could enhance an existing voluntary or paid role or increase the general employability of those seeking to enter the job market
  • The course consists of 32 guided learning hours in the training room plus a minimum of 21 home study hours working on set exercises and research for your portfolio
  • In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment and an hour of individual tutorial and review time as your portfolio nears completion
  • The sessions will include explanation of first principles, the use of print, display and film materials, discussion and working with other students in experiential situations

Entry requirements:

  • This is an open entry course and no prior learning or qualifications are needed to apply
  • A sensitivity to language is also important, students for whom English is a second language must be very fluent in both speaking and understanding. If you have any doubt about your level of competence in English, please speak to the tutor. Please note: This course is intensive and comes with an expectation about a degree of personal disclosure which will be within a group comfort, safety and confidentiality agreement. We ask that you consider this in relation to any ongoing, current or recent traumas, loss, addiction or mental health issues you may be facing. Any issues or concerns can be discussed with the centre manager and/or course tutor in advance of committing to sign up.

Prior learning

As this course is an open entry course there are no provisions for consideration of prior learning. However, successful completion of this course would be considered as prior learning should you proceed to the full level 2 CPCAB certificate or potentially with other awarding bodies in this or related fields.

Cost:

This course is valued at £375 per person.

Mental Health First Aid

We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. Mental ill health can strike at any time and can affect people from all walks of life. Although things are improving, stigma still exists around mental ill health. As a society, we don’t tend to know how to take care of our mental health like we do our physical health. This means that people may not know how to support a friend, family member or colleague experiencing a mental health issue, or where to go for support with their own mental health.

Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid courses are for everyone who works with adults and children between the age of 8 and 18. They will teach you the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, you can speed up someone’s recovery and stop a mental health issue from getting worse.

MHFA courses won’t teach you to be a therapist, but we will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening. 

But more than that, we aim to give you the information and skills to look after your own mental health so that you can set an example for young people and others at work or in your community. By giving you the tools to have these conversations, we hope to empower you to create a mentally healthy, supportive environment in your family, school, peer group or community.

Kensington and Cheslea Mind has been delivering Mental Health Fist Aid training for almost 10 years and has trained approximately, 1,000 individuals, in Adult, Youth and Schools courses, as part o our mission to create mentally health communities.

For details of individual courses see the individuals course outlines below.

Mental Health First Aiders

This two day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider, giving you:

  • 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-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix

​Cost:

  • NHFA England value this course at £300 per person.

Format:

  • Two day face to face course across four manageable sessions
  •  Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities
  • Each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn

Supporting Materials:

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are a Mental Health First Aide
  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it
  • A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health

Mental Health First Aid - Youth

Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18:

The curse will teach you the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, you can speed up a young person’s recovery and stop a mental health issue from getting worse.

MHFA courses won’t teach you to be a therapist, but we will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening. 

But more than that, we aim to give you the information and skills to look after your own mental health so that you can set an example for young people. By giving you the tools to have these conversations, we hope to empower you to create a mentally healthy, supportive environment in your family, school, peer group or community.

This two day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider, giving you:

  • An in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues 
  • Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s through self-help sites, their place of learning, the NHS, or a mix – engaging with parents, carers and external agencies where appropriate
  • Ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive
  • Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing ​

Cost:

MHFA values this course at £300 per person.

Format:

  • Two day face to face course across four manageable sessions
  • Each session is built around a Youth Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities
  • We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn

Supporting Materials:

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are a Youth Mental Health First Aider
  • A Youth MHFA manual to refer to whenever you need it
  • A workbook including some helpful tools to support your own mental health

Mental Health Champions

This one day mental health awareness and skills course qualifies your employees as MHFA Champions, giving them: 

  • Knowledge and confidence to provide Mental Health First Aid for the most common mental health issues
  • An understanding of how to help build a mentally healthy workplace, challenge stigma and support positive wellbeing

Format:

  • One day face to face course
  • Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities
  • We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn
  • Supporting materials:

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A certificate of attendance to say they are an MHFA Champion
  • A manual to refer to whenever they need it
  • A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support their own mental health
  • A copy of the Line Managers’ Resource, an invaluable source of advice on how to support an employee experiencing mental ill health

Mental Health Aware

This introductory four hour session raises awareness of mental health. It covers: 

  • What mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
  •  An introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing
  • Confidence to support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue

Cost:

  • MHFA England value this course at £125 per person.

Format:

  • Half day face to face course
  • Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities
  • We limit numbers to 25 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn

Supporting materials

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are Mental Health Aware
  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it
  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health

Peer Support Training

The Peer Support training course is available to people with lived experience of mental health problems who are living well, and who wish to increase their knowledge about Peer Support, gain new skills or consolidate their working practice. The course covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • The underlying principles and essential skills needed to deliver this new model of support
  • Skills training in: facilitation, active listening, boundaries, confidentiality, and recovery language
  • Information about disclosure and how to use your experience to help others

Peer Support training is free to service users living in Kensington and Chelsea.

Suicide Prevention - safeTALK - new for 2020

safeTALK is a half day (3.5 hour) suicide prevention training course that can help you make a difference. Know what to do if someone’s suicidal by following the easy to remember TALK steps – Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep-safe. These practical steps offer immediate help to someone having thoughts of suicide and helps you both move forward to connect with more specialised support.

Who is it for?

  • safeTALK is suitable for all community members and professionals.

What are the course aims?

  • Identify people thinking of suicide
  • Overcome barriers in talking about suicide
  • Identify reasons we may miss, dismiss or avoid suicide
  • Practice using the 4-step model of suicide alertness.
  • Connect people at risk of suicide with further appropriate help

What are the teaching methods?

The session combines various teaching methods, including:

  • Video clips
  • Discussion.
  • Practice

As a safeTALK-trained suicide alert helper, you will be better able to:

  • Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide.Identify people who have thoughts of suicide
  • Apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep-safe) to connect a person thinking about suicide to a suicide intervention resource
  • Additionally, each participant will receive a certificate, a wallet-sized reference card plus a resource pack with information about sources of support for people having suicidal thoughts

Cost:

The cost of safeTalk is valued at £75.00 per person.

Online suicide prevention - zerosuicidealliance.com

Zerosuicidealliance.com provide a range of awareness training options, which provide a better understanding of the signs to look out for and the skills required to approach someone who is struggling, whether that be through social isolation or suicidal thoughts.  For more information visit https://www.zerosuicidealliance.com/training

Eligibility criteria and how to apply

Our Training and Development Courses are open to everyone:

  • We can deliver the following courses either from our training room or in your own venue

  • We can also tailor courses to meet particular needs

  • We offer free places to individuals who live in Kensington and Chelsea who wish to support their local community

  1. We offer subsidised places for charitable organisations and businesses with less than 5 employess operating in Kensington and Chelsea

  2. We are commissioned to provide training to local authority and health workers across Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster

  3. We provide training to commercial organisations on request

 

Our funders

  • Our training and development courses are funded from a variety of sources, including local commissioning and donaitons and legacies provided by our supporters.

  • Education grants are available for our Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills. See the CPCAB website for information.

Contact us

For information about our Training and Development courses contact: 020 8964 1333

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