DMHF Seminars across Derbyshire April to July 2017

11th April 2017
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FREE Mental Health Awareness training courses in Derbyshire.

Does your role involve direct communication with the public? Are you aware of possible mental health issues? 1 in 4 people in the UK experienced a mental health problem in the past year. This is important for you as a support worker, probation officer, receptionist, volunteer - anyone who through their work comes into contact with members of the public. In the first 17 months over 530 workers and volunteers in public facing roles in Derbyshire have taken a free 1 day training course run by Derbyshire Mental Health Forum (DMHF), another 200 have already booked for the next courses.

Due to demand from April to July these courses will run weekly in six easy to access venues in Alfreton, Buxton, Chesterfield, Derby, Long Eaton and Matlock. DMHF aim to make many more people in the statutory and voluntary sectors in Derbyshire aware of mental health issues to improve services for all members of the public. This is your opportunity to book.

This is a one day basic level introductory course focusing on adults and aimed at people who have no previous mental health training or who are non-mental health workers whose work or volunteering brings them into contact with people with mental health problems. The courses are funded by Derbyshire Public Health and the CCGs and are part of an ongoing programme of training aimed at the voluntary and statutory sector.

Interest in these free courses is very strong so places are limited to five people per organisation per course. Early booking is advised. All courses run from 9.30-4.30. Lunch is not provided but hot drinks will be available (either free or to purchase) on the day.

To book places on any of these courses please return one booking form  for each participant. Please also specify your first and second choice of date and venue. DMHF will try to allocate you to your first choice, but ask for a second choice in case the first session is fully booked.  

A list of dates and venues is below. For more information contact DMHF direct by email mha@dmhf.org.uk. phone 01773 599 995 or visit their website: www.dmhf.org.uk/training.