Mental Health First Aid by PPCO

Free Mental Health First Aid Training Course

Friday 16th and Saturday 17th June, 2017

The National Union of Teachers has great pleasure in inviting you, as an NUT headteacher, to our first accredited Mental Health First Aid two-day residential training course, which is taking place on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th June, 2017 at the Wrightington Hotel and Country Club, Wigan.  This course is entirely free for NUT headteachers and includes all training materials, accommodation, meals and use of the hotel’s leisure facilities. 

The course is divided into four sessions:


Session 1

Mental Health First Aid, mental health and depression

Session 2

Depression (continued) and suicidal crisis


Session 3

Anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders and self-harm

Session 4

Psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

It is hoped that these sessions will give a deeper understanding of the issues that impact on, and relate to, people’s mental health as well as teach practical skills that can be used every day, including being able to spot the signs and symptoms of mental health issues and feel confident guiding people towards appropriate support. 

Every course participant will receive a copy of the Mental Health First Aid England manual and workbook, both of which are excellent resources.  On completion of the course, participants will also receive a certificate to confirm that they are a trained Mental Health First Aider. 

We have chosen the Wrightington Hotel and Country Club to try to promote your mental wellbeing whilst on the course.  The leisure facilities available at the hotel include a swimming pool, steam room, spa pool, gymnasium and virtual indoor cycling, all of which are available for you to use during your free time over the two day course. 

Click here to book your place. 

The 15 available places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.