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 HBAA Launches Accredited Mental Health First Aid Training Courses!

Mental Health First Aid is (at last!) gaining recognition and gaining as much value as traditional First Aid in the workplace.

Recently HBAA's Executive Committee all completed a mental health first aid training course, and we are now proud to provide the opportunity for your and your colleagues to benefit from this excellent training initiative.

This MHFA England accredited course will give participants a recognised qualification to be a Mental Health First Aider which will be a valuable skill and understanding in the workplace but also in the wider community.

A staggering 70 million work days are lost each year due to mental health problems in the UK, costing employers approximately £2.4 billion per year. (source - Mental Health Foundation). Mental Health First Aiders will really impact on this area by helping colleagues and contacts deal with issues using the tools and techniques from this course.

It's OK not to be OK! 

Would you like to become a qualified Mental Health First Aider? Please see our upcoming courses.


Date: 12th/13th September (this is a two day course)

Venue

Macdonald Burlington Hotel- Burlington Arcade, 126 New Street, Birmingham, B2 4QJ 

Accommodation

Macdonald Burlington Hotel are offering a special rate of £75 + VAT inc breakfast, and bookings should be made direct with the hotel by ringing Lucy Batty on 0344 879 9019 or emailing specialevents.burlington@macdonald-hotels.co.uk quoting HBAA200619   

To register for the course please click here.


Date: 14th/15th November (this is a two day course)

Venue

Mercure Daventry Court Hotel & Spa- Sedgemoor Way, Daventry, NN11 0SG 

Accommodation

Mercure Daventry Court Hotel & Spa are offering a special rate of £85 + VAT inc breakfast, and bookings should be made direct with the hotel by ringing Hollie on 01327 307000 and quoting HBAA.
 
To register for the course please click here.

Costs

        Members: £375 + VAT

        Non Members: £410 + VAT 

The cost covers the full two-day course, including handbooks and post-course certification


Training Programme

Day 1
10.00     Arrive for registration and refreshments
10.30     Course commences
12.30     Break for lunch in restaurant
13.20     Course recommences
18.15     Course ends

Day 2
08.30     Course commences
12.10     Working lunch buffet in meeting area
12.40     Course recommences
15.45     Course ends, delegates depart

 
Could you be a mental health first aider? Please follow the link below for a short video message.

https://www.meetingsclub.com/club_news/leigh-cowlishaw-could-you-be-a-me...


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