Monday 31 January 2022

Unipol Student Homes

Mental Health First Aid (January 2022)

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. This course is being delivered exclusively for staff working within student accommodation, and will enable networking and sharing of experiences with peers operating in this distinctive sector.

MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but just like physical first aid, it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis. This course is aimed at staff working in the student accommodation sector, giving you an opportunity to discuss mental health in that context with peers with similar experiences. It also provides an opportunity for networking.

Suitable for: Front line staff and managers in student accommodation. 

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Agenda

Day One: Monday 31st January 2022

9.00am - 9.15amRegistration and coffee

9.15am - 10.30amSession One: Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health and Depression

10.30am - 10.45amBreak (Refreshments provided)

10.45am - 12.30pmSession One continued: Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health and Depression

12.30pm - 1.15pmLunch and Networking(Lunch provided)

1.15pm - 3.00pmSession Two: Depression and Suicidal Crisis

3.00pm - 3.15pmBreak (Refreshments provided)

3.15pm - 5.00pmSession Two continued: Depression and Suicidal Crisis

 

Day Two: Tuesday 1st February 2022

9.00am - 9.15amRegistration (Refreshments provided)

9.15am - 10.30amSession Three: Anxiety, Personality Disorders, Eating Disorders and Self Harm

10.30am - 10.45amBreak (Refreshments provided)

10.45am - 12.30pmSession Three continued: Anxiety, Personality Disorders, Eating Disorders and Self Harm

12.30pm - 1.15pmLunch and Networking(Lunch provided)

1.15pm - 3.00pmSession Four: Psychosis, Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

3.00pm - 3.15pmBreak (Refreshments provided)

3.15pm - 5.00pmSession Four continued: Psychosis, Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

 

Speakers

The training will be delivered by:

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Vic Peckitt, Code and Complaints Investigator for the National Code
Vic Peckitt is the Code Complaints Investigator for the National Code and Unipol Code.  Vic went to university in Liverpool and Leeds and has over ten years of experience working within the Student Accommodation sector.  She has been with Unipol since 2015, enjoying roles in Housing Management and Tenancy Support.  Vic is also an accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor.  

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Jan Hardy, Tenancy Support and Wellbeing Coordinator for Unipol Student Homes
Jan joined Unipol in 2018 as the Tenancy Support & Wellbeing Coordinator managing Mental Health & Wellbeing.  A key element of the role is supporting tenants to address challenges, using mediation techniques for tenant disputes, providing information, support and referrals for students with mental ill health, dealing with anti-social behaviour, supporting students affected by crime and managing neighbourhood complaints. Jan has worked in the social care sector for over 30 years, covering everything from Child Protection to Youth Justice, Vulnerable Adults and the Military, building an extensive skill and knowledge base.  Jan has been a Mental Health First Aider for almost 10 years and has been a trainer for 3 years.  

Details

What will I learn?

This online course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider, and all participants will gain:

  • An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support - whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix
  • The opportunity to learn and develop amongst peers working within the student accommodation sector, sharing experiences and networking

Everyone who completes the course will receive:

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are a Mental Health First Aider
  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it
  • A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis

Jan Hardy and Victoria Peckitt deliver this course, and they are both quality assured instructors who have attended the Instructor Training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health, and are trained to keep people safe and supported while they learn.

How will attending an MHFA course help?

  • Research and evaluation shows that taking part in an MHFA course:
  • Raises awareness and mental health literacy
  • Reduces stigma around mental ill health
  • Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues
  • Promotes early intervention which enables recovery

Fees

  • Normal fee - £345
  • Friends of Unipol Training and Members of the ANUK/Unipol Code - £300

Accommodation

This is a two day event, so delegates who require accommodation will need to secure this in Leeds. The nearest hotels to the Unipol Board Room venue are:

Premier Inn, Leeds Arena (6 minute walk)

https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/west-yorkshire/leeds/leeds-city-centre-leeds-arena.html

Ibis Styles, Leeds Arena (9 minute walk)

https://all.accor.com/hotel/9687/index.en.shtml

Radisson Blu, The Light (11 minute walk)

https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-blu-leeds

Cost per delegate

Normal Delegate Rate - £345

Normal Delegate Rate - £300

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