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Our range of courses are listed here. Contact us for further details of the courses listed below or to discuss your individual training requirements.

  • Free training currently availivble through Carlisle Eden Mind
     
    • Mental health and wellbeing awareness sessions for children and young people at schools and other youth settings60-90 minute 
    • Suicide Awareness Sessons for any organisation across CumbriaHalf day 
    • Suicide Alertness Training for any organisation across Cumbria
    • Time to Change based Anti-stigma and basic awareness raising sessions for community organisations
    Telephone: Chris Graham on 01228 543354
  • Carlisle Eden Mind are now offering free workshops to primary and secondary schools aimed at raising awareness of mental health issues, combating stigma and discrimination and enabling young people to feel more confident to seek support when experiencing mental health problems.

    One in ten young people will experience a mental health problem during their school years, equating to over 8,000 young people across Cumbria during any one year.

    Research conducted by Time to Change, England’s largest attempt to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination, suggests 70% of young people with a mental health problem have faced stigma and discrimination from their friends which has compounded their distress further and often stopped them reaching out for help. Over 40% of young people surveyed said stigma attached to their mental health problem had stopped them going to schools for periods of time.

    Secondary Schools

    We can offer your school a range of assembly presentations, workshops and lessons integrated with your current curriculum across PHSE and Citizenship, and covering all age ranges. Workshops and lessons would focus on;

    • Dispelling some of the myths around mental health issues
    • Facilitating students to explore their own assumptions about mental health issues
    • Exploring the damage caused by stigma and discrimination
    • Encouraging positive responses to peers presenting with mental health issues and distress
    • Broadening knowledge about support available to young people locally

    Sessions combine multi-media presentation with real life case studies and practical activities and are aimed at making the subject both engaging and impactful. Work created by the pupils during the workshops can be retained by the school for display and we will leave a package of information leaflets and other resources for your use. The impact of the workshops will be assessed by snapshot surveys before and after the visit to school, the results of these surveys and summaries of the sessions will be made available to the school.

    Sessions are free and have been developed with support of Time To Change England’s biggest attempt to challenge Mental Health Stigma and discrimination, led by Mind and Rethink. Where there is sufficient interest we can also actively support schools and students to engage further in this campaign, exploring student led initiatives and whole school events.

    Carlisle Eden Mind is also a local delivery partner in Cumbria County Council's Headstart programme. We currently deliver Mental Health First Aid and Peer Support training to year 9 pupils in several schools accross Carlisle and Barrow

    Primary Schools

    We can offer a range of session tailored to the differing age groups in your school. These can include;
    • Basic mental health awareness including understanding different terms such as depression, anxiety etc and the spectrum of mental wellbeing.
    • Exploring mental health discrimination such as name calling, gender stereotyping etc.
    • Exploration of the roots of positive mental health using the ‘Five ways to wellbeing’ models.
    • How we can help support our peers, encouraging positive action to listen and check-in.
    Materials and concepts used are age specific and can integrate with school curriculum. We will provide all schools with additional information/signposting materials, pupil generated classroom displays and a large pledge tree for pupils to record how they are going to support their peers and themselves.

    Other groups

    We can tailor sessions, activity and presentations for a wide range of groups including youth clubs, Cubs, Girl Guides and more.

    Local Schools who are interested in participating in the project are encouraged to contact  Lynsey Eland on 01228 548016

    Telephone: Lynsey Eland on 01228 543354
  • Mental health problems can affect people at any time of life in different ways. They affect not only individuals and their families, but friends, work colleagues and employers too. Many people suffer a mental illness for a long time before they seek help.

    Our two day Mental Health first Aid (MHFA) course will teach you to:

    • Spot the early signs of a mental health problem
    • Feel confident helping someone experiencing a problem
    • Provide help on a first aid basis
    • Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
    • Help stop a mental illness from getting worse
    • Help someone recover faster
    • Guide someone towards the right support
    • Reduce the stigma of mental health problems

    Participants on MHFA courses come from a wide range of backgrounds, from family members wanting to gain more understanding of what a relative is going through, to employers, and to people who are likely to come into contact with those at risk of mental health problems, such as police, ambulance staff or community workers.

    Delivery is very flexible and may be delivered over two full days or spread out over a number of sessions. Maximum number of participants on the course is 16.

    Please note: As part of the course, we'll be covering subjects that some people may find sensitive, including suicide. Instructors are sensitive to participants needs and responses and can be spoken to if necessary at any point during the course. 

    The MHFA course is accredited by the Open College Network (3 credits at Level 3 on completion of a workbook).

    Visit MHFA England for further information.

    Telephone: Chris Graham on 01228 543354
  • Mental health problems can affect people at any time of life in different ways. They affect not only individuals and their families, but friends, work colleagues and employers too. Many people suffer a mental illness for a long time before they seek help.

    Carlisle Eden Mind provide a range of awareness sessions tailoured to your organisations needs, from half day to multi-day sessions. We can provide generic training aimed at improiving general understanding of mental health conditions and will develop besoke courses relevant to your organisations client group. Recent examples have included;

    • How Mental Health issues impact on Carers - Carlisle Carers
    • Mental Heath and Bereavement - CRUISE Cumbria
    • Understanding complex mental health problems in supported housing - Glenmore Trust
    • Role of the Environmental Health Officer and Mental Health
    • Mental Health and Careline Services - Riverside Housing

    To discuss your organisations mental health training needs contact our training team.

    Telephone: Chris Graham on 01228 548016
  • Drawing on the extensive experience of our training team we are able to offer a wide variety of condition specific awareness training. Examples include;

    • Psychosis : how to support complex needs including dual diagnosis of either substance misuse or personality disorder.
    • Schizophrenia, how to support an individual not coping with voices or acute paranoia.
    • Bipolar disorder : how to avoid or lessen the likelihood of a manic episode, or develop personal coping strategies around feeling severely down)
    • Personality Disorder : support interventions for those experiencing Borderline, Anti Social, Paranoid, Schizoid, Schizotypal, Avoident, Dependent Personality Disorder.
    • Depression : managing my mood including combating loss energy, concentration, indecision and feelings of worthlessness.
    • Anxiety disorders pt 1 : understanding the spectrum including acute anxiety generalised anxiety disorder and panic disorder and how to manage the condition becoming enduring and disabling.
    • Anxiety disorders pt 2 : in depth understanding of post traumatic stress disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder plus specialist support interventions.
    • Self harm : understanding the reasons for self harm, triggers, positive coping strategies and specialist support interventions.
    • Substance misuse: how to support individuals who lead chaotic lifestyles.
    • Dementia : how to spot early signs of dementia and support individuals live safely at home.

    To discuss your organisations specific training needs contact our training team directly.

    Telephone: Chris Graham on 01228 543354
  • We provide a range of workforce training to local social care providers to enable staff to more effectively support clients with mental health issues to move towards recovery. Recent examples include.

    • Mental Health Support Planning : “Staying well” support planning (staff skilled in detecting very early warning signs, individualised Mental Health triggers and personalised relapse signatures)
    • Outcome focussed Mental Health Person Centred Planning : that includes use of recovery star or personalised star. Support worker skills in enabling service users to: Better cope with symptoms and consequent wellbeing behaviour, Robust crisis plan to avoid risk behaviour and self neglect, Build resilience by improved self esteem/efficacy and hope for the future, Well connected with friends and life domains.
    • Developing staff skills in support interventions for Mental Health complex needs that cover multiple acute admission, poor engagement with services, limited responses to treatment, and increased vulnerability or risk to symptoms or neglect.
    • Understanding Mental Health Crisis : Urgent notification ASC requests and constructing person centred Mental Health rapid access plans, user and carer determined crisis plans, provider contingency care plans and emergency signposting skills. Includes the sectioning process.
    • Mental Health and Mindfulness : introduction to mindfulness practice and how interventions can improve mental wellbeing.
    • Mental health and Motivational Interviewing : course covering the basics of MI that help people with severe and enduring mental health problems discover their life dreams, hope for the future and personal recovery.
    • Mental Health and Wellbeing : introduction of five ways of wellbeing (includes being active, eating well, in control of my money, contributing and volunteering, connecting with nature, socially included with others, sustaining personal relationships, the importance of social activities)
    • Course for providers of Mental Health Supportive Living “high end” services : how to provide support : psycho social skills, 18-24 month move on plan (wellbeing group work and a focus on positive risk taking that result in higher self efficacy)
    • Course for providers of Mental Health Supportive Living “Step down” services : how to provide support : psycho social skills 18-24 month exit plan, scheme coordinator model, (community based group work and a focus on robust transition support delivery plans and MH social inclusion bridge building))
    • Course for providers of Mental Health Supportive Living “Slow stream” services : psycho social skills scheme coordinator model “taper down” hours plan (focus on micro “step by step” skills building)

    To discuss your organisations mental health training needs contact our training team.

    Telephone: Chris Graham on 01228 548016
  • Carlisle Eden Mind has a team of five permanent trainers and an extended team of bank staff supporting delivery. We have an extensive portfolio of clients across the public, private, third and community sectors locally and are Cumbria County Councils prefferred mental health provider.

    Our breadth of experience allows us to create competitively priced training pacakges specific to your organisations needs and client group. Please contact our training directly to discuss your requirements.

    Recent clients have included;

    • Cumbria Constabulary
    • North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust
    • Impact Housing
    • Glenmore Trust
    • Cruise Bereavement
    • Riverside Housing
    • Cumbria Childrens Services
    • Turning Point
    • Creative Support
    • East Cumbria Family Support
    • Carlisle Carers
    • Cumbria Law Centre
    • Employers Bridge Project
    • Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
    • Cumbria CAB's
    • People First Advocacy
    • Cumbria County Council
    • Barnardos
    • And a broad range of local community groups
    Telephone: Chris Graham on 01228 543354
  • We deliver a range of FREE training aimed at helping people begin to talk about suicide, explore our core beliefs about suicide and learn practical skills to support people with suicidal thoughts.

    Our accredited training and awareness sessions include;

    Level 1

    Suicide Awareness "Suicide is Everyone’s Business" - FREE

    30 minutes – 90 minutes sessions looking at:

    • the facts and figures around suicide
    • why we should talk about suicide
    • what we can do to help prevent suicide by being aware of the 'signs' that someone may be having thoughts of suicide
    • why it is important to ask directly about suicidal thoughts
    • what resources are available locally and nationally

    Level 2

    Suicide Alertness "Living Matters" - FREE

    A half day accredited training wghich can be tailoured to your organisations indicidual needs and client focus. Learning outcomes include:

    • Be aware of the local and national suicide context
    • Be more prepared to talk openly and honestly about suicide.
    • Understand some of the many & complex reasons for people considering suicide as an option.
    • Understand our own attitudes and reasons for missing, dismissing or avoiding suicide and societal taboos.
    • Be able to spot some of the signs that indicate suicidal ideation.
    • Be able to ask direct questions about suicide intent.
    • Identify and use appropriate pathways for suicide prevention & interventions and be aware of resources available

    Level 3

    Suicide Intervention "Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)" - Low Cost

    A two day workshop offering intensive training for frontline workers and community members. The course model has three sections:

    Connecting; Sensitising participants to their own attitudes towards suicide.
    Understanding; prepare participants to use the Suicide Intervention Model (SIM)
    Assisting; help participants to feel more ready, willing and able to assist a person at risk of suicide.

    Learning Outcomes include:

    • Recognise invitations for help
    • Reach out and offer support
    • Review the risk of suicide
    • Become familiar with and apply a suicide intervention model
    • Link people with community resources.

    Level 4

    Organisational support

    We work closely with client organisations were appropriate to develop suicide safer practice, policy and process.

    Please contact our training team for further details or too book a course today.

    Telephone: Juliet Gray on 01228 543354
  • The ASIST workshop is for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. ASIST is a two-day intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course designed to help caregivers recognise risk and learn how to intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.

    The workshop is for all caregivers (any person in a position of trust). This includes professionals, paraprofessionals and lay people. It is suitable for mental health professionals, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, teachers, counsellors, youth workers, police, school support staff, clergy, and front-liner community workers and volunteers.

    Visit LivingWorks for further information 

    AIST Training is currently subsidised by Cumbria County Council. Please contact us for current prices.

    A number of open ASIST courses will be delivered throughout the year if you wish individaul staff members to receive the training, or to try the course yourself prior to booking one for your organisation. Please  sign up to our Newsletter to keep informed.

    Telephone:  Juliet Gray 01228 543354
  • One in ten young people will experience a mental health problem during their school years, equating to over 8,000 young people across Cumbria during any one year.

    We offer a range of accreditted and bespoke training to support those working with children and young people including Youth Mental Health First Aid, Self Harm and Suicide Awareness training, Wellbeing and Resilience promotion and a range of other condition specific training relevant to children and young people.

    Carlisle Eden Mind is currrently contracted to deliver Children and Young People's Self-Harm and Suicide Alertness Training free of charge for public and third sector staff across Cumbria.

    To discuss your organisations mental health training needs contact our training team.

    Telephone: Chris Graham on 01228 543354
  • We provide a range of training to contracted Social Care Providers to support delivery of care pathways within mental health. These include;

    • Mental Health Support Planning : “Staying well” support planning (staff skilled in detecting very early warning signs, individualised Mental Health triggers and personalised relapse signatures)
    • Outcome focussed Mental Health Person Centred Planning : that includes use of recovery star or personalised star. Support worker skills in enabling service users to: Better cope with symptoms and consequent wellbeing behaviour, Robust crisis plan to avoid risk behaviour and self neglect, Build resilience by improved self esteem/efficacy and hope for the future, Well connected with friends and life domains.
    • Developing staff skills in support interventions for Mental Health complex needs that cover multiple acute admission, poor engagement with services, limited responses to treatment, and increased vulnerability or risk to symptoms or neglect.
    • Understanding Mental Health Crisis : Urgent notification ASC requests and constructing person centred Mental Health rapid access plans, user and carer determined crisis plans, provider contingency care plans and emergency signposting skills. Includes the sectioning process.
    • Mental Health and Mindfulness : introduction to mindfulness practice and how interventions can improve mental wellbeing.
    • Mental health and Motivational Interviewing : course covering the basics of MI that help people with severe and enduring mental health problems discover their life dreams, hope for the future and personal recovery.
    • Mental Health and Wellbeing : introduction of five ways of wellbeing (includes being active, eating well, in control of my money, contributing and volunteering, connecting with nature, socially included with others, sustaining personal relationships, the importance of social activities)
    • Course for providers of Mental Health Supportive Living “high end” services : how to provide support : psycho social skills, 18-24 month move on plan (wellbeing group work and a focus on positive risk taking that result in higher self efficacy)
    • Course for providers of Mental Health Supportive Living “Step down” services : how to provide support : psycho social skills 18-24 month exit plan, scheme coordinator model, (community based group work and a focus on robust transition support delivery plans and MH social inclusion bridge building))
    • Course for providers of Mental Health Supportive Living “Slow stream” services : psycho social skills scheme coordinator model “taper down” hours plan (focus on micro “step by step” skills building)

    To discuss your organisations specific training needs contact our training team directly.

    Telephone: Chris Graham on 01228 543354
  • Right now, 1 in 6 workers is experiencing depression, anxiety or stress and costing the UK economy £26 billion each year. What does the elephant in the room cost your business?


    Mental Health at Work

    Every year approximately 70 million working days are lost to mental ill health. 10 million of these days are due to work-related mental health problems.

    Carlisle Eden Mind can work with your organisation to increase understanding and promotion of mental wellbeing in the workplace. To do this we can offer;

    • Accredited workforce training such as Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)
    • A range of bespoke training to support managers to become confident and knowledgeable in dealing with mental health issues in the workplace.
    • Support through ongoing information, advice and mentoring for managers.
    • Advise with wellbeing initiatives and assist with policy reviews to help ensure a mentally healthy working environment.
    • Deliver Employee Assistance Schemes including provision of telephone based counselling and coaching.
    • Delivery of 'Coping with Life' courses aimed at increasing your employees' ability to cope with stress, anxiety and other mental health issues.

    Or take a look now at Mind's wide range of online resources for employers and employees, developed as part of their Taking care of business campaign.

    Emergency Services

    In partnership with Mind's Blue Light programme we are now offering mental health and workforce wellbeing training to emergency service managers across the area.

    Please contact our training team for more information.

    Telephone: Chris Graham on 01228 543354
  • At Carlisle Eden Mind we aim to help young people become more positive about themselves, hopeful about their future, in control, and able to deal with life’s setbacks.
    We hope that our training will also reduce stigma surrounding mental health amongst course participants and within their school community as a whole. Encouraging pupils to speak up when they need help.

     

    With You in Mind is our 1 hour general mental health awareness training for Young People. With You In Mind covers the following key areas:


    • What is mental health
    • What is mental illness
    • Common mental health illnesses – e.g. anxiety, depression
    • What can effect our mental health negatively and positively
    • What can we do to have positive mental health
    • Who can we talk to if we are worried or need more information

    Telephone: Lynsey on 01228 543354
  • At Carlisle Eden Mind we aim to help young people become more positive about themselves, hopeful about their future, in control, and able to deal with life’s setbacks. We hope that our training will also reduce stigma surrounding mental health amongst course participants and within their school community as a whole. Encouraging pupils to speak up when they need help.

     

    Mates in Mind is our 2 hour Peer to Peer Emotional Wellbeing and Resilience training for Young People. Mates in Mind covers the following key areas:


    • What is emotional wellbeing and resilience (from basic level)
    • How can we spot the signs our mates maybe emotionally struggling
    • How can we talk to them if we do spot the signs
    • How can we help them – practically and emotionally
    • Who else can help – trusted adults, GP, school staff
    • When to get help – if even your friend doesn’t want you to

    Telephone: Lynsey on 01228 543354

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Your stories...

  • It has made me definitely more aware of signs and symptoms of mental illness and how to deal with them. I will use this in daily life and work

    MHFA Course member
  • I thought the ASIST course was extremely professionally put together and delivered. The trainers were sensitive to us as trainees and handled this emotive topic brilliantly. I now feel much more confident and able to deal with suicide interventions. Very worthwhile course!

    ASIST Course member
  • It was knowing that caring, listening and wanting to help was the most important thing for helping someone, rather than thinking I always had to have the right answers. The course has opened my eyes to my potential to support others.

    MHFA Course member
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Useful information

  • Free suicide awareness training for Cumbria

    We offer free and subsidised suicide awareness and suicide intervention skills training to public, third sector and community organisations in Cumbria. See Suicide prevention for more details.

  • Mental Health First Aid Training

    Internationally recognised, the MHFA course teaches people over two days how to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues, provide help on a first aid basis and effectively signpost towards support services. See Mental health training for more details.

  • Sign up today to end mental health stigma

    1in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem at some point in our lives but we still dont talk about it. What are we afraid of? Sign up to Time to Change to help end mental health discrimination. 

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