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I was involved in undertaking a wide range of duties which made placement interesting and worthwhile. Everyday seemed to have its own challenges, dilemmas and learning opportunities. A really beneficial placement which changed my stereotypical assumptions about mental health services users for life.

Mental Health training courses

Training courses can be run for agencies on a range of mental health related issues. We also offer courses for companies wishing to promote everyday well-being for employees who may be at risk from the effects of stress. Downloads are available here for our courses on Mental Health Awareness and Understanding Self-injury.

Mental Health Awareness Course Outline

Self Injury Course Outline

Alternatively, you can contact Salwa Bowyer for more information on our training courses.

The standard charge for a one-day course (up to 16 people) is £495.

Feedback from People Receiving Training

Due to the opening of a new project for adults with mild learning disabilities and mental health needs, we decided to ensure that the staff were trained in mental health awareness. I contacted Mind in Croydon and arranged for a training day at a local centre.

The day was extremely well planned and the content was exactly what we were looking for. All staff found the day very informative and educational. One member commented: It kept my interest at all times, I feel more confident now in being able to support the service users

Walsingham Care Homes – Vic Green

The presentation was very informative, insightful and well received. You provided the trainee advisers with a valuable insight into this important area of child behaviour. As a result, they will now be better equipped to undertake their role as advisors and in offering support to the children with whom we work.

London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority – Joanna Foster

Mind in Croydon has been delivering training on mental heath for many years to the volunteers of Home-Start Croydon. The training that Mind delivers is invaluable to us as it provides the volunteers with a real and extremely useful insight into the field of mental health which is relative to the families they will be supporting.

Home Start Croydon

Active Minds Training Courses

Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity (MHASPA) Training

This three-hour workshop is designed to give coaches, volunteers, sport administrators and front-of-house staff the confidence to support people with experience of mental health problems to be more active.

Developed with the support of UK Coaching, input from people living with mental health problems and colleagues work in the sport and physical activity sectors. This practical workshop will help you:

  • Understand common misconceptions about mental health and the impact of stigma and discrimination
  • Identify the positive impact that being active has on physical and mental health
  • Appreciate the barriers that stop people getting active
  • Talk confidently about mental health
  • Know where to signpost people to if they need support
  • Identify practical actions to make your service more accessible for everyone

No prior knowledge of mental health is necessary.
All CIMSPA-registered delegates who complete the workshop will also be eligible for 3 CPD points.

MHASPA has been independently evaluated by a team of researchers from Loughborough University. Their findings show that:

81% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that their knowledge of mental health had improved following the training. This was maintained at the six month follow up (83%).

84% of respondents agreed their attitude to mental health has changed, with 81% reporting they had used the knowledge from the training course.

(Loughborough University, 2017)

There is currently no upcoming session of this training, if you would like to register your interest for future events or discuss a bespoke delivery for your organisation please email

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