YMCA Key College provide workplace Mental Health training on request. Please contact us for further details.

Together lets combat mental health issues

Many people are struggling with poor mental health, especially with the after effects of the pandemic. Causes can include; lack of availability of professional mental health support, social media, bullying, poverty, unemployment and many more.

YMCA Derbyshire is passionate about ensuring everyone receives the right support and is committed to reducing poor mental health. One way to achieve this goal is to ensure more individuals and professionals are Mental Health First Aid trained.

YMCA Key Colleges Mental Health First Aid training follows MHFA England’s internationally recognised courses. We offer Mental Health Frist Aid Training half-day, one-day and two-day courses.

Our courses are ideal for people who would like to understand more about the effects of mental health, how to challenge the stigma surrounding mental health, how to support those that need it and much more. Our courses can be attended by anyone aged 16+.

Mental Health Aware  – Half Day Course

This half day course is delivered virtually via Zoom/Teams by our in-house MHFA England qualified instructor. It is designed to give individuals an introduction to Mental Health First Aid training and on completion of the course you will learn;

  • What mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • An introduction to some common mental health issues
  • Confidence to support someone who may be experiencing mental ill health
  • Ways to look after your own mental health and support wellbeing

Mental Health First Aid Champion – One Day Course

On completion of this course you will be a Mental Health Champion and have;

  • An understanding of common mental health issues and how they can affect sufferers
  • The practical skills needed to spot triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • Ability to spot signs of mental ill health and guide to a place of support
  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness
  • Skills to support positive wellbeing

What else will you get?

  • A useful MHFA manual to refer to whenever you need it
  • A certificate showing you are a MHFA Champion

Mental Health First Aid Training – Two Day Course

On completion of this course you will be a qualified Mental Health First Aider and have:

  • An understanding of mental health and factors that affect wellbeing
  • The practical skills needed to spot triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • Confidence to reassure and support a person in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgmental listening
  • Knowledge to help a person recover their health by guiding them to further support
  • The ability to support a person with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive
  • The tools to look after your own mental wellbeing

What else will you get?

  • Complimentary mental health first aid resources – including manuals, workbooks, and ‘Z card’ that identifies mental health first aiders in the workplace
  • A certificate from MHFA England showcasing Mental Health First Aid qualification

Why train with Key College?

YMCA Key College has been providing expert training for over 10 years. We manage several projects and programmes linked to improving mental health across the country. For instance, in support of the NHS and YMCA England & Wales #IAMWHOLE campaign, which seeks to challenge the negative stereotypical view of mental health.

What our previous students say about the course:

“This was a helpful reminder of how difficult it can be for young people to navigate the modern world. It was useful to understand how to signpost to other local services and how to support a young person to take proactive steps to have healthy conversations around mental health”

“The trainer gave me an excellent insight in to supporting young people with mental health issues. She was clear and engaging throughout and there is so much I can take back to my day to day role”.

“I really enjoyed the two days the learning environment was perfect and I found it extremely interesting”.

Further information:

If you have any further questions in regards to the course or require further information please do not hesitate to contact YMCA Key College on 01332 579573.