Mental Health Training | The Lion Yard Team

  • 16 th May 2019 Community

At Lion Yard Shopping Centre, in the Central Library, on 16th April 2019 was run a Mental Awareness training: “Conversation with vulnerable people” – The trainer was Liz Milligan from Samaritans Workplace training. Attended by 20 people from the shopping Centre (Festival Place, the Arc, Lion Yard) Managers, Security Team, Administrators.

The course was divided in two parts, the first one went through all the circumstances and facts might indicate a person could be vulnerable or behaviours could alert you to may be dealing with vulnerable person. It was focused on the importance of listening to these people, choose the right world to say and try to help them out.

The second part, in groups of three, we had a scenario with a situation to deal with, one of the attendees played the vulnerable person, one the listener and the last one the observer who was in charge to judge if the others two were dealing well.

At the end we did a final test. The training was outstanding and gave to the attendees a real understanding of how many vulnerable people you could meet in your daily routine and how to deal with them, it was detailed and interesting. The acting, in the second part was amazing because people playing the role could have the feeling of the real situation they could be in the future.

At Lion Yard Shopping Centre, in the Central Library, 21st and 22nd of May is running the Adult Mental Health First Aid Course, the trainer will be Bethany Goldborough from MHFA England, Co-Founder, Principal Trainer and Occupational therapist. The two days Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course, the aim of the course is to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.

The course is delivered by qualified instructor who has attended MHFA England instructor training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health and registered Mental Health clinical professionals. The training will be delivered in four chunks each with a focus on how to apply Mental Health First Aid skills: 1. Mental health and depression; 2. Depression and suicidal crisis; 3. Anxiety, personality disorder, eating disorder and self-harm; 4. Psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

All the attendees will receive a copy of the MHFA England manual and a workbook. At the end they will receive the MHFA England Certificate to confirm they are a trained and certificated Mental Health First Aider.

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