Mental Health First Aid Training

I am now a certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor which enables me to deliver the following courses:
2 day Mental Health First Aider Adult & Youth  (Certified course)
1 day Mental Health Champion 
1/2 day Mental Health Awareness 
1/2 day Mental Health Refresher 
    We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. Ill mental 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.
    NB. All our training/booking is covered by the Terms and Conditions of the Charity please ask for more details 
    Become a Mental Health First Aider
    Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.
    MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.
    You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.
    You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more.

    What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive well-being and tackle stigma in the world around you.

    Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training
    A record number of youths are struggling with a range of mental health problems, and the trend is that this will continue to rise. 1 in 10 youths can experience a mental health issue, and suicide is a leading cause of death for kids aged as young as 5. 
    The reasons are numerous and some are unprecedented. Pressure to do well academically, pressure to fit in socially, bullying is now present not only on a physical but virtual level, there is not enough support by mental health professionals... 
    If you would be like to be able to help the youths of today, we recommend following the Youth MHFA course delivered by our very own Liz Rotherham. If you would like to know more about Youth MHFA training, please do not hesitate to contact us. There are also some free resources available in the meantime on the MHFA website

    Well-being and Self Care Training 
    I also offer other courses which will help your mind-set and emotional wellbeing.
    Resilience Training up to 1 hour 
    Resilience is your ability to adapt and recover quickly after stress, adversity, trauma or tragedy. This training will help develop your resilience in the face of any of life's adversities or curve balls.  Improve your bounce-back ability today
    This course covers:
    What is resilience
    How to build resilience 
    Skills & Tips 
    Stress Management Training up to 2 hours
    This course covers:
    Signs and Symptoms of stress
    Causes of stress
    Dealing with pressure
    Stress container
    Treatments and techniques
    Assertiveness Training and Confidence Building up to 3 hours
    What it is to be assertive
    How to build your confidence
    Case studies
    Understanding communication
    Active Listening Workshop up to 1 hour
    Importance of Active Listening
    Talking points and how to be heard
    Exercises to help
    Time Management Workshop up to 1 hour 
    How to master Time Management 
    Mindfulness & Meditation Sessions - up to one hour
    These sessions help relax the mind, focus on the present and take you on a soothing journey inside yourself to help you relax and ease any worries.  The ultimate chill!
    Vision Boards and Positivity Workshops - 3 hour 
    Get creative and unleash any wisdom that is locked inside yourself!  Bring your vision and aspirations to life by creating a visual aid to guide and motivate you.
    Raise your vibration through the power of positive thought.  You will learn lots of other helpful tips and techniques to get yourself into a better head-space too.
    Tips on turning that frown upside down - go from negative to positive with some easy steps that I can teach you. 
    Meditation is an ancient practise that will soothe your soul and give you much-needed me time.  These workshops are the ultimate gift to yourself or your employees!

    MHFA Feedback

    Letter of Recommendation: Liz Rotherham 
    We recently engaged Ms Rotherham to deliver two sessions on Mental Health Awareness and well-being to our employees.  One of these sessions was specifically tailored to suit the wider staff team and the other was aimed at our management team. 
    We chose this two pronged approach, as we wanted to ensure that our managers are able to support our employees competently and consistently.  Topics covered included 'how to raise mental health concerns', 'how to approach difficult conversations' and 'what to look out for to indicate someone may be struggling' for instance. 
    For the wider staff team, our main aim was to ensure that employees were comfortable expressing any issues they may experience and to know that their line managers and ECPR as a whole, were committed to their wellbeing.  It was very important for us to communicate that mental health issues are nothing to be ashamed of, and whilst anyone may struggle at any time, help was available. 
    Ms Rotherham came highly recommended and we have found her a delight to work with.  As we were looking for a tailored approach, we had in the past struggled to find trainers who were able to take our many requirements under consideration.  Ms Rotherham however had no such troubles.  From the outset, she was professional, helpful and enthusiastic about working with us.  We appreciated her flexibility and positive approach. 
    Feedback from our staff team was also overwhelmingly positive with many expressing an interest in learning more after attending the sessions.  Staff found Ms Rotherham engaging and approachable, appreciating her friendly manner and accessible delivery of a complex amount of information.  Her enthusiasm and knowledge around mental health and wellbeing is palpable and compelling.  We have no hesitation in recommending Ms Rotherham for your training needs.
    Contact Me To Book Your Mental Health Training 
    For more information about our range of training courses, please feel free to contact us below.