Consultancy

Are you looking for consultancy, advice, or support for mental health issues in your workplace? We are here to help.

How we can help

Mental health is something that can be affected by various things such as work placed stress and also personal demands which impact on how the individual is able to carry out their work.


Black Country Mental Health are able to offer their services as consultants to your organisation or business to help you put in place a mental health strategy and policy to support your workforce resulting in less absenteeism and generating an inclusive and transparency culture. Adapting an Open Door policy can improve morale and demonstrate your commitment to staff wellbeing.


Our experienced staff will meet with you to discuss your specific needs. We will then draw up a plan with a timeframe to work with you to complete the work.

 

  • We can help you to meet the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 in relation to protected characteristics and reasonable adjustments

  • We will advise you on any training needs and how to incorporate Mental Health First Aiders into your business in order to provide parity between physical first aid and mental health first aid.

  • We will continue to support you by telephone and face to face advice around mental health in your workplace and any specific issues that arise

 

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Training & Consultancy.

Mental Health Awareness Sessions

Mental Health First Aid

i-Act for Managers

The Essential Course for ALL Managers 

Online Delivery Available

The i-act course for managers is aimed at supporting managers to improve workplace wellbeing and help them to support employees who may experience a mental health or wellbeing issue.

Course objectives - the i-act course for managers aims to:

  • Gives managers a greater understanding of mental health and wellbeing issues and help them recognise when colleagues may need further help and support.

  • Provide practical tools for promoting positive wellbeing in the workplace to help build resilience for ourselves as managers and for colleagues

  • Offer guidance and advice for how managers can connect with colleagues who may be experiencing a mental health or wellbeing issues

  • Equip managers with physical tools, a resource pack and signposting to further help and support concerning mental health and wellbeing issues

The course comes with a 168 page evidence based course manual, tool kit and resource pack for each manager. The manual includes over 50 practical tools to support managers and over 95 agencies/organisations to refer on to.


The evidence based i-act course manual cites over 225 reputable references, researched by leading academics in the field.


The course comes with free access to all of the on-line i-act resources.


The i-act course is accredited by The Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Managing Mental Health at Work

Online Delivery Available

This three hour employer-focused course has been designed specifically to help line managers better support their employees mental health in the workplace.

This three hour employer-focused course has been designed specifically to help line managers to

  • Understand and identify the signs of common mental health problems

  • Intervene early to minimise the impact on the employee and the business

  • Support employees with mental health problems more effectively

Focusing on practice not policies, the course aims to equip line managers to spot the signs and support team members experiencing poor mental health by better understanding mental health problems, improving skills and increasing confidence in having conversations around mental health.

What the course will cover:

  • Introduction to mental health and common mental health problems

  • Mental health - what affects staff and volunteers at work?

  • Understanding the workplace triggers for stress and mental health problems

  • How to support people living with mental health problems

  • How to have conversations about mental health – handling disclosure and managing return to work

  • Looking after your own and others’ mental health

The course is also suitable for Directors, HR, Occupational Health, trade union and other staff representatives who want to increase their knowledge and awareness of mental health in the workplace.

Workshop's & Bespoke Training

Online Delivery Available

We are able to provide a number of workshops to small, medium and larger groups of people by the means of activities and discussion, providing awareness and information around mental health as well as informing people how to recognise the different signs and symptoms.

Our Workshops

  • ​Mental Health Awareness Sessions

  • Employee Resilience Workshops

  • Stress Management Workshops

  • Mindfulness Workshops

  • Wellbeing Workshops

Bespoke Training

As well as the other workshops and training listed on this page, we are also able to create bespoke training to meet your needs. Some of our clients have organisational specific needs and therefore require adjustments to the training we provide to better help with their employees mental wellbeing.


We have previously worked closely with Dudley Council, Higgs and Sons Solicitors, West Midlands Ambulance Service, Dudley Building Society, and a number of other organisations to provide mental health training to best suit their training needs.


We would be pleased to work closely with you and provide you with the best training solution possible. Please get in touch with us using the contact form at the bottom of this page to discuss things further and to arrange a meeting.

Mental Health First Aid Training

Online Delivery Available

Black Country Mental Health can deliver Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training courses to organisations and businesses.


We use fully accredited MHFA trainers who all have many years of experience successfully delivering Mental Health First Aid courses to a wide range of organisations.

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training programme that teaches delegates how to help a person developing a mental health problem (including a substance use problem), experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Like traditional first aid, Mental Health First Aid does not teach people to treat or diagnose mental health or substance use conditions. Instead, the training teaches people how to offer initial support until appropriate professional help is received or until the crisis has passed.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Online Delivery Available

Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18. They will teach you the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, you can speed up a young person’s recovery and stop a mental health issue from getting worse.


Our courses won’t teach you to be a therapist, but we will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.


But more than that, we aim to give you the information and skills to look after your own mental health so that you can set an example for young people. By giving you the tools to have these conversations, we hope to empower you to create a mentally healthy, supportive environment in your family, school, peer group or community.