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Mental Health Training

The EIC offers an exciting range of training programmes delivered by accredited trainers. Our courses are available to anyone and provide training on mental health with diverse focus areas. Here is the full range of courses available to our industry.


Mental Health First Aider Training

Our two-day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider.

Focus on health as much as you focus on safety within your business and qualify your staff as Mental Health First Aiders. The Mental Health First Aider Training covers topics including but not limited to depression, suicide, addiction, anxiety and gives you the tools to help someone who is showing signs of these mental illnesses.

Our Mental Health First Aider Training can also be delivered virtually over four days and provides the same benefits as the standard training.

Mental Health First Aiders have:

  • 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 Electrical Industries Charity, the NHS, or a mix

What to expect:

Through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions, each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan.
The virtual course is delivered through the MHFA England Online Learning Hub. Learning takes place through four live training sessions, spread across a week, with self-learning activities in between.

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A MHFA manual to keep and refer to whenever they need it
  • A MHFA workbook including a helpful toolkit to support their own mental health
  • A link to EIC Workplace items – Posters, Postcards and Wallet Cards
  • EIC guide to our support tools & services leaflet
  • An official MHFA certificate to say they are a Mental Health First Aider.

Cost:

  • Cost of £2,500* for your organisation with a maximum of 16 participants
  • Individual bookings available for virtual course at a cost of £300* pp

* travel and accommodation costs not included. All prices exclude VAT at 20%

To find out more information about this course please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or click here to book


Mental Health Awareness Training for Managers

This two-hour session is an introductory course to raise awareness of mental health with managers. This course can be delivered virtually or at a location of your choice.

It is designed to give:

  • Highlights and explains some of the common mental illnesses and disorder
  • How to spot the signs of mental ill health in employees/colleagues/friends/family
  • Which steps to take if you spot the signs of somebody with mental health issues
  • How to approach the conversation with an employee with mental health issues
  • Strategies a manager can use to support an employee with mental health issues
  • What to do if somebody is self-harming/suicidal

What to expect:

  • Opportunity for complex case discussion
  • Challenging work-life cultures – interactive discussion and group tasks
  • How to challenge corporate stigma within your organisation

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • An electronic copy of the training presentation to refer to whenever they need it
  • A link to EIC Workplace items – Posters, Postcards and Wallet Cards
  • EIC guide to our support tools & services leaflet

Cost:

  • Cost of £1,500* to deliver training
  • Held at a location of your choice
  • Minimum of 8 attendees per session

*All prices exclude VAT at 20%

To find out more information about this course or to sign up please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Mental Health Awareness Training for Employees

This one-hour session is an introductory course to raise awareness of mental health for employees. This course can be delivered virtually or at a location of your choice.

It is designed to give:

  • Highlights and explains some of the common mental illnesses and disorder
  • How to spot the signs of mental ill health in colleagues/friends/family
  • Which steps to take if you spot the signs of somebody with mental health issues
  • What to do if somebody is self-harming/suicidal

What to expect:

Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities. We limit numbers to 25 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • An electronic copy of the training presentation to refer to whenever they need it
  • A link to EIC Workplace items – Posters, Postcards and Wallet Cards
  • EIC guide to our support tools & services leaflet

Cost:

  • Cost of £500* to deliver training
  • Held at a location of your choice
  • Minimum of 8 attendees per session

*All prices exclude VAT at 20%

To find out more information about this course or to sign up please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Mental Health Awareness Training for Apprentices

The Electrical Industries Charity are passionate about championing apprentices coming into the Electrical and Energy sector. To champion apprentices starting their industry career Aico have partnered with EIC to provide ALL apprentices coming into the sector FREE Mental Health Awareness Training to arm them with the tools they need to head into their future. This community initiative would not have been possible without the ongoing support of our industry hero - Aico.

The one-hour Mental Health Awareness Training Course will cover the following topics and is specifically tailored to apprentices:

  • An understanding of what mental health is, how to challenge the stigma and a basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
  • Confidence to support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue
  • Access to support services and advice through the Charity.

To find out more information about this course or to sign up please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Wellbeing Courses

Our four wellbeing courses are one-hour virtual sessions to raise awareness of the most prevalent issues within our industry.

Anxiety and Depression Focused Virtual Training Session:

  • Learn to better engage with the subjects of anxiety and depression
  • We break down the diagnosis commonalities, differences and develop interactive discussion on anxiety and depression
  • Case study and support solution discussions
  • We delve into support strategies for self and others in need

Stress Focused Virtual Training Session:

  • Approach the subject of Stress - what it is and how we experience it
  • We discuss stress-management coping strategies
  • How to protect yourself from both physical and psychological stress-related issues
  • We discuss the help options that are available

Relationship Breakdown and Repair Focused Virtual Training Session:

  • What is relationship breakdown and how do we repair it?
  • How our relationships are tested?
  • We discuss the relationships we have with ourselves and how to improve on them
  • We look at support strategies we can use to help ourselves and others in need

SOS (Save our Sanity!) Parenting 101 with the EIC, Virtual Training Session:

  • How to support your family, or a colleague/employee's family, through difficult times
  • We tackle some of the general challenges you may encounter with your child at different developmental stages (eg. infants/children/teenagers)
  • We help you to support your child/teenager who may be dealing with issues
  • We highlight some of the difficulties facing children if parents go through a relationship breakdown and how best to support them

What to expect:

  • Download Microsoft Teams and/or Zoom and join an online session with our trainer
  • Download Kahoot! for our team quiz – winner gets a prize
  • Access to PowerPoints, video and interactive communication types
  • Safe and open interaction with trainer and attendees
  • Maximum of 6 participants

Cost:

  • Cost of £25* per person for an hour session

*All prices exclude VAT at 20%

To find out more information about these courses or to sign up please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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