Mental Health Awareness & Suicide Awareness Training Sessions

As more restrictions are being lifted and we are trying to get back to some kind of normal, the Halton Health Improvement Team realise you may be seeing an increase in people looking for support or that your staff themselves need support. They are conscious that the impact of the last 17 months may well last for some time yet.

With this in mind they thought it may be useful to book in some training sessions that you can all access for yourselves or your staff. You may have new staff, or staff who require a refresher as they have previously attended their training.

The Mental Health Awareness session looks at the following:-

- What Mental Health is.
- Signs & symptoms of the more commonly diagnosed conditions.
- How to have conversations around mental health.
- Tools to support mental health.
- Local signposting for mental health support.

The suicide awareness session takes the conversation one step further looking at:-

- Spotting the signs.
- The correct language to use when talking about suicide.
- How to ask if someone is suicide.
- Dispel myths and fears around having a conversation about suicide.
- Signposting to support.

They have booked 2 morning and afternoon sessions for both courses. If these fill up quickly they can add more in.

The details are as follows:-

• Thursday 12th August 1pm – 4pm Mental Health Awareness
• Thursday 26th August 1pm – 3:30pm Suicide Awareness
• Thursday 2nd September 9:30am – 12:30pm Mental Health Awareness
• Thursday 30th September 9:30am – 12 noon Suicide Awareness

The sessions will be delivered via Microsoft Teams. To book places, please email with staff names and email addresses and she will book them a place and send out the links. Alternatively if you have more than 5 staff wanting to attend let Nyki know and she can book separate sessions just for your staff.

Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Nyki on the email above or ring 03000290029


Get In Touch

Halton & St Helens VCA 

Halton Office: 01928 592 405
St Maries
Lugsdale Road

St Helens Office: 01744 457100 
2nd Floor Beacon Building
College Street
St Helens
WA10 1TF



Halton & St Helens VCA is an infrastructure organisation that provides advice, information and development support services to voluntary, community, not-for-profit and faith organisations and volunteers in the Boroughs of St Helens and Halton.