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FREE - Half Day Mental Health Awareness Courses Online

Our Adult Mental Health Awareness Course is FREE for SME's and sole traders working in sectors highlighted as most impacted by Covid

About this event

New Leaf is working with the Somerset Public Health Team to deliver workplace emotional wellbeing training to small and medium sized (SME) businesses across Somerset.

The focus is on supporting those who have been impacted by covid through the virus itself, experience of lockdown or the impact of the recession.

The course is FREE for SME's, sole traders and micro providers working in:

• Visitor Economy

• Arts and entertainment

• Construction

• Health and social care

• Farming and agriculture

Our Adult Mental Health Awareness Course lasts 4 hours and is accredited with Mental Health First Aid England. It is an introductory session to raise awareness of mental health. 

Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities. We limit numbers to 12 people per course so that Kay can keep people safe and supported while they learn. 

Everyone who completes the course gets:

A manual to refer to whenever you need it A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health A certificate of attendance to say you are Mental Health Aware

You will gain:

An understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues An introduction to looking after their own mental health and maintaining wellbeing Confidence to offer support to someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue

We cover the following- 

What is mental health? Mental Health Continuum Factors that affect mental health Stigma Stress and stress management Spotting signs of distress Mental health conditions: Depression Anxiety disorders Psychosis Eating disorders Suicide Self-harm Recovery Take 10 Together – starting a supportive conversation Supporting mental health in the workplace Useful statistics Helpful resources


This Mental Health Aware Course is also perfect for line managers. Each participant will receive a course manual and workbook.

Testimonials from previous courses include:

“Delivered very professionally with great respect to all. Very informative and would like to see more courses available.”

 “Well-paced and highly relevant. Thank you so much, much needed and look forward too much more.”

“Going away with fresh ideas and far greater knowledge.”

“Excellent. More confident on the matters of mental health.”


Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

No, we would ask for you to book again on a separate course

Do I have to attend all 4 hours?

Yes This course is a 4 hour course

Will I automatically pass the course?

No, I expect all participants to mirror the values of Mental Health First Aid and participate fully in the four hour workshop

Can I cancel my place?

Yes, but we ask you to let us know as soon as possible so we can offer your place to someone else. If your materials have been already sent then we ask you to return them to us please. The course is valued at £120.00 per person.

How will I get my materials?

These will be posted to you in advance of the workshop commencing. Hence the bookings closing before the event to allow for administration. 

Event details

Wednesday 23 Nov 2022

9:30am – 1:30pm

Online via Zoom 

Free course to those who are SMEs working in Somerset from the following sectors:Arts and entertainment Construction Farming and agriculture Visitor Economy Health and social care

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