Blackdog offer a range of training courses to improve mental health and mental health awareness. Below is a list of courses on offer. However -Blackdog look to ensure that training is bespoke and suited to your needs and can adapt all training to fit with your organisation’s requirements. Blackdog is based in Cardiff but can travel to your workplace.
In addition, if there is a specific area of training you require that is not listed here, Blackdog can develop bespoke training courses.
Our signature course – Understanding Mental Health and Wellbeing is a one day course. All other training is a half day.
Training Costs: Training is bespoke so may vary slightly depending on what is required. However, standard daily rates are £400 for around 10 people and £250 for a half day.
Blackdog offer reduced rates to small social businesses and charities experiencing funding restrictions. We want to work with more social businesses and understand the economic climate so Get in touch!
Understanding Mental Health and Wellbeing
Around 17 million sick days were caused by mental health issues in the UK in 2015 (Office of National Statistics). 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health issue each year according to Mind and yet people are often reluctant to discuss it with their employer.
This one day training course looks to improve awareness and workplace practices and promote good mental health:
- What is mental health and why is it important?
- Common mental health issues.
- What causes mental health issues?
- Mental illness -a brief history.
- Key legislation relevant to mental health.
- Mental health in the workplace: the facts.
- Mental Health and the whole person.
- Developing a mentally healthy workplace.
- Responding to mental health concerns and suicide risk- including customers.
- Promoting good mental health for all.
The Big Three: Depression , Stress and Anxiety.
More than a third of the UK workforce is experiencing anxiety, depression, or stress, according to a survey of employees in junior and senior roles’. (Independent, June 2017)
- This is a more detailed look at the most common mental health issues
- How they impact people
- How to recognise them
- How to help improve them
- A detailed look at workplace practices
- The best resources for dealing with The Big Three
There is significant evidence to show that mindfulness can improve a range of health issues including mental health. But what is mindfulness, what is the evidence and how can it be applied? Blackdog can come to your organistion to deliver training in mindfulness but also specialise in how it can be applied to the workplace. This can have hugely positive benefits to areas such as productivity, resilience, innovation, creativity and wellbeing. It is used by many large and small organisations across the world, including Apple and Google.
Blackdog is working in partnership with Choices Education. Choices have developed a range of groundbreaking and innovative training packs and board games to help individuals, carers, service-users, groups, school children and more understand a range of mental health issues and social problems from anxiety, bipolar disorder to bullying and being a carer. Blackdog can deliver sessions to groups of people or train-the-trainer sessions for organisations to roll out. Please see www.choiceseducation.co.uk for detailed info and contact Blackdog to book.
Suicide & Self-Harm
What to do if you discover or suspect someone is feeling suicidal. How to respond and best support them.
Music & Mental Health
There is sadly a prevalence of mental health issues in the music industry -with some very high profile suicides taking place in 2017 alone. We can all name a musician who has taken their life. Help Musicians commisioned a study -Can Music Make You Sick? The results showed that around 70% of musicians experience depression or anxiety. Of course, music is also known to be good for mental health – many of us can name a life-changing song or album. This training is to raise mental health awareness for both musicians and for those who work in the music/arts and nightlife industries. It looks at the reasons why music can make you sick and the reasons why it is also therapeutic. It looks at how people can recognise when things are going wrong and how to support people effectively. This course is particularly relevant for those who work in the nightlife industry -where customers are often at their most vulnerable after a night out.
Men & Mental Health
Suicide is the biggest cause of death in men under the age of 45 in the UK. Why is this, how can we treat the stigma associated with poor mental health in men and look to improve mental health for men.
Mental health & Young People
Mental health issues are common amongst young people and self-harm has dramatically increased over the past 10 years, according to the NHS. How can we better understand, respond and support young people experiencing poor mental health?
Mental Health & Learning Disabilities
Around 40% of people with a learning disability experience a mental health issue. This training looks at why so many people are affected and how we can improve it.