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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training is run by MHFA England. They have designed training courses for adult individuals and organisations. They provide training themselves and also licence training to other providers. There are a number of licensed providers of MHFA training in Plymouth. Below is a comprehensive list of those providers and how to contact them.
Mind offer a wide portfolio of mental health training courses that cover a diverse range of emotional and mental health topics.
They offer bespoke in-house training for Businesses and Schools as well as timetabled courses at their training venue in Plymouth. All courses, including dates and costs, are detailed on their website.
Contact: [email protected] or 01752 434864
Cost: MHFA Training is subsidised by Public Mental Health and the following charges apply:
MHFA/MHFA Youth/MHFA AF £60 per person
MHFA Lite £25 per person
Provide a venue and refreshments and get eight places free
Free to Plymouth Community Healthcare staff
The Livewell team manages the delivery of the training as part of their commitment to promoting mental health and well-being, preventing suicide and reducing the harm from alcohol in Plymouth.
The team provides a regular programme annually and can also tailor the delivery of training to suit the needs of local community groups or organisations, either as part of the partnership programme or independently by the partners.
For more information please see their website.
Plymouth City Council runs two separate safeguarding training courses; adults and young people. Below are the details for both courses.
Contact: 01752 306360
Email: [email protected]
Safeguarding training – how to raise concerns
Who is this for?
Anyone working within the Plymouth City boundaries who come into contact with adults at risk; care homes, nursing homes, domiciliary care agencies, statutory agencies, voluntary and community sector, housing providers, personal assistants, police, etc.
All staff should attend a half day update every three years.
- What is abuse?
- Who is an adult at risk?
- How to recognise signs and circumstances of abuse and/or neglect
- How to report concerns
Safeguarding Managers training
- Look at definitions
- Categories of abuse
- The process of managers
- The roles and responsibilities of managers
- The opportunity to share experiences, concerns and contribute to service improvement and development
A recommended E-learning course is available on the SCIE Social Care Institute for Excellence website.
Contact: 01752 668000
Email: [email protected]
Cost: £75 per person
We offer training to all agencies with responsibilities towards children including a gateway course ‘Understanding Child Protection’ consisting of:
- Definitions of abuse
- Signs and symptoms of child abuse
- Current Plymouth procedures following concern about a child
- The inter-agency approach to safeguarding
Attendance at this one day course ensures a strong knowledge base to progress to our specialist courses on safeguarding and child protection.
Our training brings together:
- Lessons from investigations into the unexpected death or significant harm of a child or young person
- Research into child and family experiences, locally, nationally and internationally
- Government proposals for development of policy, strategies and procedures
- Best practice guidelines, and current experiences of local lead agencies
Please note there is a cost for all agencies attending PSCB training including the statutory and voluntary sectors. The costs are :
- £75 per person for a one day course
- £150 per person for a two day course
- £45 per person for a half day course
Payment can be made through a range of methods including block funding arrangements and the issuing of invoices following attendance on training. If you are unsure if your agency is part of a block funding agreement please speak with your agency manager.
If your agency would like to be part of a block funding arrangement please contact Caroline Jones at [email protected].