Mental Health and Safeguarding Courses

Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid (NHS Health Scotland) 

Price: £185.00 + VAT

Course Description

Poor mental health is extremely prevalent in today’s society. It is something that is being talked about more and more, as people understand that the stigma attached to mental health issues is not fair and only worsens the situation. Much is made, and rightly so, of our need to be able to monitor and look after our own mental health. Many of the courses we offer are a way to improve and grow as a person and understand the mental health issues that may be holding you back from achieving everything you deserve in life. But it is also important to understand how to help others who may be going through periods of poor mental health. The importance of general first aid is well noted. This course demonstrates that mental health first aid is just as important as a general first aid in helping those around you.

Mental Health First Aid is an initial response to distress and all participants on the course understand that this help is given only until other suitable or professional help can be found. The course does not train people to be mental health workers. It offers basic general information about mental health problems. The knowledge presented and understanding developed in the course helps to remove stigma and fear and to give confidence in approaching a person in distress. 

The SMHFA course takes 12 hours to complete. It can be presented in a range of formats to suit different groups. The course must be presented by a qualified SMHFA instructor and quality is continuously monitored by NHS Health Scotland.

The course can be presented in the following formats:

  • 2 full days
  • 4 half days
  • 6 two-hour sessions.

Who should attend

If you haven’t experienced mental health problems before it may seem a daunting prospect to help someone who is going through a mental health crisis. This mental health first aid course is designed to give you the tools to understand how to help someone in this situation by exploring the effects on the person going through it. In addition to learning the skills to help others, many of our attendees have found their own mental health has improved and they have the necessary skills to monitor themselves and reach out for help when needed.

This course is for everyone and participants use the skills they learn in all settings.

Instructors

We only use Instructors who are Qualified SMHFA Instructors who are registered by NHS Health Scotland. Our Instructors use interactive and fun activities to engage all participants and support learning.

On the course, you will learn

  • How to offer initial support to adults who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.
  • How to ask the right questions to help the person
  • How to listen without judgement and prejudice
  • What issues contribute to problems in mental health
  • How to find and provide relevant information on the mental health support and services available in Scotland

Course outline

  • Guidance on being a Mental Health First Aider
  • Attitudes to mental health issues
  • Equalities
  • The recovery message
  • The impact of alcohol and drugs on mental health
  • Introduction to suicide intervention
  • Listening skills
  • Understanding depression
  • How to offer first aid to someone experiencing depression
  • Understanding anxiety
  • How to offer first aid to someone experiencing anxiety
  • Understanding psychosis
  • How to offer first aid to someone experiencing a psychotic episode.

What’s included on the course?

  • You’ll receive an NHS Health Scotland ‘Mental Health First Aid‘ manual
  • An NHS Certified Certificate qualifying you as a Mental Health First Aider – attendance on both day is required to receive this.
  • Access to a large range of downloadable online resources and signposting information to enhance your new / refreshed skills and knowledge.

For group bookings – The delivery of this course can be provided on an in-house basis at the client’s location. We offer a group booking discount for this course.

For multiple purchase discounts or to find out if discounts are available on mixed purchases please contact us.

QNUK Level 2 Award in Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Young People (RQF)

Price: £125.00 + VAT

Course Description

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification has been designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to competently carry out their roles and responsibilities in safeguarding and protecting, young people and adults at risk of harm.  The qualification covers how to safeguard and protect children, young people and practitioners in the workplace as well as how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused.  Child protection is paramount in all environments working with children. This course can help employers show that your organisation is being responsible and ensuring that staff are competent to carry out their responsibilities towards safeguarding.

The Level 2 Award in Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Young People (RQF) aims to provide learners with knowledge and understanding of safeguarding and the protection of children, young people and practitioners in the workplace. The objective of this qualification is to support your role in the workplace and help you and your organisation comply with the law and best practice. Legislation such as the Children Act 2004 places duties on a range of organisations to ensure they safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This includes the need for appropriate safeguarding training. 

This course provides a nationally recognised certified qualification.

Who should attend

This nationally recognised 1-day course is ideal for those working or wishing to work with children and young people supporting child protection and adults at risk, including school staff, nursery staff, youth workers, childminders, sports coaches, outdoor activity instructors and after-school club staff.  This could also include people in voluntary or unpaid positions and workers at all levels, including managers, supervisors, full-time and part-time staff.  This qualification is also suitable for those who have a specific responsibility in safeguarding and protecting in environments such as the NHS, education providers and social services, teaching assistant, teacher, nursery assistant, care worker etc.

Anyone working with Children and Young People across ALL sectors.

On the course, you will learn

You will gain an understanding of your role in establishing a safe environment, safe working practices for protecting children and young people from harm and abuse. This course also covers how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused.  The course will help to increase your safeguarding knowledge through a variety of interactive exercises and teach you more about what’s involved in the safeguarding process. 

  • Gain the knowledge needed to deal with child protection and safeguarding
  • Provide an up to date and safe environment for children and young people
  • Ensure that you and your organisation is complying with the law
  • Gain a nationally recognised certificate

We will help you know how to identify abuse and report concerns as well as learn more about the safeguarding structure and recognising risks.

Course outline

  • Understand how to safeguard and protect children, young people in the workplace/Organisations and sports environments.
  • Know how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused.
  • Identify the main forms of abuse.
  • Identifying the 4 key concepts of Abuse and Neglect
  • Understanding the elements in ‘grooming’
  • Understanding ‘Trafficking’ in relation to abuse in children and young people
  • Understand Female Genital Mutilation
  • How gangs can be a vehicle for abuse in young children
  • The law and its boundaries within the England/Northern Ireland/Wales and Scotland
  • Reporting
  • Effective responses by the individual/organisation
  • Protecting yourself

Pre-requisites

It is recommended that learners have a minimum of Level 1 literacy or equivalent. This qualification is for those over 18 years of age. There are no other pre-requisites for this qualification.

This 1-day course is suitable both for complete beginners without any prior knowledge, as well as people who have had previous safeguarding training yet wish to update their skills and gain this nationally recognised qualification.

Assessment

This qualification is assessed by multiple choice examination. The pass mark is 70%.

For group bookings – The delivery of this course can be provided on an in-house basis at the client’s location. We offer a group booking discount for this course.

For multiple purchase discounts or to find out if discounts are available on mixed purchases please contact us.

QNUK Level 2 Award in Safeguarding Adults in Health and Social Care (RQF)

Price: £150.00 + VAT

Course Description

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification has been designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to competently carry out their roles and responsibilities in safeguarding adults in health and social care. This Level 2 Award in the Safeguarding Adults in Health and Social Cart provides learners with the underpinning knowledge to support organisations in their commitment and legal obligation to safeguard vulnerable adults.  

The QNUK Level 2 Award in Safeguarding Adults in Health and Social Care (RQF) qualification is for candidates to understand the key principles of safeguarding adults. The qualification is aimed at those working in the health and social care sector. The qualification has been mapped against standard 10 of the Care certificate.

This qualification prepares learners for employment within the health and social care setting, however, can also be undertaken by those already working in the sector as part of continual professional development.

Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility, and as a professional working with the elderly, you have a legal duty of care.

This course provides a nationally recognised certified qualification.

Who should attend

This qualification is intended for those that are working in or are looking to start work in health and social care. The qualification introduces the key principles associated with safeguarding adults at risk in a health and social care setting.  

The QNUK Level 2 Safeguarding Adults in Health and Social Care course is aimed at anyone who works with adults at risk. This includes healthcare professionals, carers, and care home workers, who all have a responsibility to ensure that they know about: 

  • Safeguarding, and abuse,  (also known as “elder abuse”), including the dangers of institutional abuse
  • Current safeguarding legislation

On the course, you will learn

The course will provide those working with adults at risk in either a paid or voluntary role the knowledge on how to recognise and respond to cases of alleged or suspected abuse.

  • Understand the principles of safeguarding adults at risk in health and social care
  • Be able to identify those at risk from harm
  • Know how to reduce the likelihood of abuse in health and social care
  • Know how to respond to suspicion or reports of abuse
  • What to do with a disclosure
  • Signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Different forms of abuse
  • How to protect yourself from allegations

We will help you know how to identify abuse and report concerns as well as learn more about the safeguarding structure and recognising risks.

Course outline

  • Understand the principles of safeguarding adults at risk in health and social care
  • Define key terms including:
    • Safeguarding
    • Harm
    • Restrictive practices
  • Identify key principles of legislation, codes of practice and policies which relate to the safeguarding of adults at risk
  • Outline the roles and responsibilities of those safeguarding and protecting individuals
  • Be able to identify those at risk from harm
  • Outline why an individual may be vulnerable to harm or abuse
  • List common types of abuse
  • Identify the characteristics of different types of abuse
  • Know how to reduce the likelihood of abuse in health and social care
  • Describe how to promote an individual’s dignity and rights
  • Explain the importance of individualised, person-centred care
  • Identify ways in which individuals can be supported in keeping themselves safe.
  • Identify sources of information and advice related to the prevention and protection of individuals
  • Know how to respond to suspicion or reports of abuse
  • Explain how to report cases of suspected abuse
  • List agencies with which information may be shared
  • Outline the importance of multi-agency working

Pre-requisites

It is recommended that learners have a minimum of Level 1 literacy or equivalent. This qualification is for those over 18 years of age. There are no other pre-requisites for this qualification.

This 1-day course is suitable both for complete beginners without any prior knowledge, as well as people who have had previous safeguarding training yet wish to update their skills and gain this nationally recognised qualification. 

Assessment

A multiple-choice question paper is used to assess that candidates meet the required level of competence. Candidates are required to score a minimum of 66% to be deemed competent.

For group bookings – The delivery of this course can be provided on an in-house basis at the client’s location. We offer a group booking discount for this course.

For multiple purchase discounts or to find out if discounts are available on mixed purchases please contact us.

Gender-Based Violence First Responder Training

Price: £75.00 + VAT

Course Description

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a major public health issue.  Having a workforce trained in the identification and management of abuse is essential if we are to address not only today’s health problems but those of future generations.  The term gender-based violence covers rape and sexual assault, coercive control, psychological violence, sexual harassment, intimidation, and verbal abuse. This training course also addresses discrimination, bullying, and stalking, both physical and through text messages, emails and social media posts.

The First Responders offer guidance to what support is available and can advise on reporting incidents to the police. 

The course also features a number of exercises and reflective activities designed to examine the concepts of gender, gender-based violence, sexuality, and rights. It will further explore the impact of gender-based violence on education, health and development.

Who should attend

Everyone! the course is suitable for all community members and professionals aged over 16.

 

Course outline

What is Gender-based Violence (GBV)?

  • To explore the causes and effects of gender-based violence
  • To explore gender, sex and gendered roles
  • To highlight the different forms of gender-based violence, who is affected and who is responsible.
  • To explore how the needs of those who experience gender-based violence can be met

The training includes

  • Plenty of time for discussions, sharing ideas and learning from each other
  • What sexual violence is, and what the different forms are
  • The impacts of sexual violence
  • An overview of the criminal justice process
  • How the media reports on sexual violence
  • How to respond if someone discloses sexual violence during a workshop, and support and the referral pathways 
  • Consent and bystander approaches

Pre-requisites

It is recommended that learners are over 16 years of age. There are no other pre-requisites for this qualification.

This half day course is suitable both for complete beginners without any prior knowledge, as well as people who have had previous gender-based violence training yet wish to update their skills.

 

For group bookings – The delivery of this course can be provided on an in-house basis at the client’s location. We offer a group booking discount for this course.

For multiple purchase discounts or to find out if discounts are available on mixed purchases please contact us.