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Mental Health First Aid Training

We are able to offer a full range of construction focussed mental health training courses to the industry. These training courses form part of the Building Mental Health five-step framework, so whether you’re just starting out on implementing a positive mental health culture or you’ve already started your journey, these courses will ensure that you have a robust wellbeing strategy in your organisation. ​

We are a CITB fully approved training organisation (ATO), which means that all our courses are delivered to a defined and industry-agreed training standard.

If you are a CITB registered organisation that receive training through us, we will also be able to reclaim a levy of £30 for a half-day course and £70 for a two-day course on your behalf.

The training options available suit a range of timescales and budgets, from tool box talks, basic mental health awareness sessions to a full Mental Health First Aider qualification.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England training courses teach people to spot the signs of mental health issues, offer initial help and guide a person towards support. We don’t teach people to be therapists, but we do teach people to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially reach out to someone before it reaches a crisis point.

Benefits of Mental Health and Wellbeing Training​

  • Build employees’ confidence to have open conversations around mental health and break the stigma
    Encourage people to access support early when needed, for a faster recovery
  • Empower people with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive in work
  • Promote a mentally healthy environment, stopping preventable issues and allowing people to thrive and become more productive
  • Embed a long term positive culture across the whole organisation, where employees recognise their mental and physical health are supported as equal parts of the whole person​ ​

Available Courses

Toolbox Talks, bespoke to your organisation’s needs

Designed to give you the:

  • Confidence to open the conversation with someone
  • Ability to approach someone you think may need some help
  • Steps your company should embrace to have a healthy mental health culture in your workplace

Mental health awareness, half-day course

Designed to give you:

  • An understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • 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

Mental Health First Aider, two-day course

Designed to give 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 or the NHS

Next Step​

To book, please use this form. If you have any questions, please direct them to training@lighthouseclub.org