17th August 2021 TO: ALL BRANCHES Dear Colleague,
Online Pilot Mental Health First Aid Courses
The purpose of this LTB is to advise Branches that we have arranged for a series of pilot “Mental Health First Aid” (MHFA) courses to supplement our September to December online programme. Please note that this is not the TUC accredited CWU “Mental Health Awareness” course. The Mental Health First Aid course provides an overview for representatives on issues relating to mental health triggers. It raises awareness on the impact these have on individuals and how best to signpost people who are struggling with mental well-being. Once delivered, further evaluation will take place to consider any future online roll-out. Places are limited and Branches should apply on representative’s behalf in the usual way via the OLS system. Successful applicants will be notified through our course administration process. They will then be contacted directly by MHFA tutors with joining instructions and any preliminary work that is required.
Attendees will be expected to attend the online course over 4 sessions:
Mon 25th, Tue 26th, Thu 28th & Fri 29th October 21 – start 3pm; finish 5.30pm (4 X 2.5 hours)
Mon 8th, Tue 9th, Thu 11th, Fri 12th November 21– start 3pm; finish 5.30pm (4 X 2.5 hours) Branches are asked to ensure that students have appropriate PC / laptop equipment and a good internet connection. The cut-off date for applications is 5pm 10th September 2021. Please be aware that numbers are limited. Paid release does not apply.
Any queries can be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
Kate Hudson Head of Equality, Education & Development