Upcoming Mental Health First Aid Course - Birmingham

​Our next open 2 day Mental Health First Aid course will be taking place on Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th January 2017 in Birmingham. To register your interest, please email tayla@altruistuk.com, stating your name, role and organisation.

Details below:

Day 1: Tuesday 10th January 2017

Day 2: Wednesday 11th January 2017

Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm

Location: INSTITUTE OF TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE, HERITAGE BUILDING, MINDELSOHN WAY, EDGBASTON, BIRMINGHAM, B15 2TH

Cost: £250 per delegate

Further details will be sent once places have been confirmed.

The course will teach participants to:

  • Spot the early signs of stress and mental health problems
  • Prevent mental health problems from getting worse 
  • Feel confident in helping someone experiencing a problem in the first instance
  • Guide someone towards the right support 
  • Create an open forum where stress and mental well-being problems can be discussed

“I had the pleasure of attending one of Altruist’s Mental Health First Aid courses. I really enjoyed the real life stories and insight into the issues. I learnt how to spot the early signs of stress and mental health problems within colleagues and how then to support them and signpost to the relevant services.

I think all companies should be open about mental health issues and be aware of them. This is an important course that would benefit companies, enabling them to support employees effectively. An excellent course!” Sean Gilgallon, Head of Health and Safety, CVS Group

Following the course, participants will become approved Mental Health First Aiders and will all receive a certificate along with a manual for further reference.

To register your interest, please email tayla@altruistuk.com stating your name, role and organisation.

Katie attended the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy where she set up Altruist in 2013. Since then, Katie has won various awards including Birmingham Mail's Young Achiever of the Year 2017, New Entrepreneurs Foundation 'Future Face of Business' and Entrepreneurial Spark's 'Most Accelerated Business'. She has also been a finalist in nine other award categories and in 2014, Katie was invited to attend the prestigious 'Women of the Year Lunch' in honour of her work raising awareness and reducing the stigma attached to mental health.

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