We believe that everyone should have access to mental health resources when they need them.
To help achieve this and break the stigma of mental ill health for good, we recently launched a series of online interactive mental health and wellbeing training courses with our professional partners, Samantha Kendall, Ann Russell and Tana Macpherson-Smith.
The courses are aimed at everyone from individuals, parents, teachers and children to employees, HR teams and line-managers, and will equip attendees with a better understanding of a range of mental health disorders, how to spot the signs and how to access or provide basic support for themselves or others.
We’ve been inundated with enquiries and have started to book our first few sessions, but during Mental Health Awareness Week (18th-24th May) 2020, we’re going to put our money where our mouth is and give one lucky person access to the Basics of Mental Health Support course (worth £100) for free.
All you need to do to enter is book and pay for your place on any of our other courses between 9am Monday 18th May and 5pm on Sunday 24th May 2020.
Anyone who books on a course will be automatically entered into the draw. A name will be selected at random and announced on our social media channels on Friday 29th May.
The four hour Basics of Mental Health Support course will be led by Samantha Kendall, Director of SK First Aid Training. Samantha is a highly qualified front-line emergency ambulance medic with seven years’ experience dealing with 999 emergency incidents.
Samantha is a qualified Mental Health First Aid England tutor and her sessions are packed with first-hand experience and easy to follow guidelines for beginners and those needing refresher training.
Meanwhile the six hour Mindfulness course will be led by experienced mindfulness teacher, facilitator and coach, Ann Russell from Our Minds at Work, in a sensitive and yet lively and enlightening way which involves humour, stories and examples. There will be short videos, online white board activities and small group breakout sessions throughout.
Ann is also delivering our Mindful Approach to Personal Resilience Programme, which follows on from the Mindfulness course.
And finally, Tana Macpherson-Smith, Founder of ClearMinds Education Ltd, an organisation dedicated to enhancing the emotional and mental health and wellbeing of children and teenagers will lead on our parent, teacher and child sessions.
Tana, a mental health trainer; Child, Adolescent and Parent Coach and NLP Practitioner; a Psy-Tap Practitioner; holistic therapist; motivational speaker and former teacher, will take the lead in our introductory one-hour Mental Health and Wellbeing Workshop for Parents of Teenagers and Mental Health and Wellbeing Workshop for Parents of Younger Children.
She will also run our survival guide for parents (of 0-12year olds) and teenagers and specialist Monkey Wisdom: From Fearful to Fabulous (for teenage girls) and Monkey Wisdom: From Fearful to Fearsome (for teenage boys), all of which call for an hour of participation over six weeks.
All courses are split into 60-minute live online sessions to ensure everyone is able to participate.
To find out more about the courses and to secure your place visit www.shawmind.org/online-training/