Mental Health Champions

Dates and times: Thursday 25 March 2021, 13:00 – 16:30 and Friday 26 March 2021, 13:00 – 16:30

Event facilitators: MHFA England

About the event

This course, delivered in two 3.5 hour sessions on consecutive days, qualifies you as an MHFA Champion, giving you:

  • An understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma.
  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness.
  • Ability to spot the signs of mental ill health.
  • Skills to support positive wellbeing.
  • Confidence to support someone who is in distress or is experiencing a mental health issue.

This course is split over two days, 25 and 26 March. Both sessions are 13:00 – 16:30.

Please note this course is suitable for participants from across the UK.

16 places available

About the facilitators

MHFA England:

Our mission is to train 1 in 10 people in mental health awareness and skills. Through our training and campaigning, we equip people with the skills they need to support their own and others’ wellbeing.

We offer a range of evidence-based training, from awareness raising to skill development. Our courses empower people to notice signs of mental ill health, and encourage them to break down barriers, listen in a non-judgemental way, and signpost to support for recovery.

Most adults spend at least a third of their time at work. We start there to change how society deals with mental health now and in the future. We provide in-house training and consultancy to organisations of all shapes and sizes.

As a social enterprise, we reinvest our profits to give access to quality mental health training. We offer subsidised training to the NHS, organisations which support frontline workers, and Black-led organisations.

We are proud to be recognised on the UK Social Enterprise Roll of Honour 2020 for our social impact supporting the mental health of the nation during the pandemic.

How to book:

In order to reserve a place on this course please book a ticket below (on Eventbrite). When bookings have closed you will be sent a link to register with the course provider. This must be completed in order to receive the learning materials which will be posted out to you prior to the course.

Engage Spring Training Programme

Engage is delighted to announce a programme of workshops and short courses which will run throughout February and March to provide training and skills development for those working in the gallery and visual arts education sector across the UK.

The programme will support colleagues in the sector to develop their understanding and skills in relation to issues which have become more urgent because of recent challenges, particularly since the pandemic, including mental health and wellbeing, the climate emergency, and supporting creative practitioners. Additionally a range of sessions will support colleagues to work in the online environment through the development of skills in digital facilitation, facilitating play online, and digital drawing, amongst other topics.

Engage has received generous support through the Cultural Recovery Fund administered by Arts Council England and Paul Hamlyn Foundation for core costs and sector support. As a result, we are able to offer funded places on our workshops and courses to those in England, supported through the Cultural Recovery Fund. We are able to offer free places to those in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Sessions are suitable for colleagues who are employees, freelance, currently furloughed and unemployed. Engage members can take advantage of priority booking. Remaining places will be opened to bookings for others working in the sector.