Working on a building site has become the deadliest profession in the UK, but the dangers have nothing to do with cranes or ladders.
More than 1,400 construction workers took their own lives between 2011 and 2015, according to national statistics. In 2016, the figure was put at 450. The rate is more than three times the national average for men.
Duration: Minimum 3 hours
The purpose of this course is to provide candidates with the knowledge to recognise mental health issues developing, and start practical mental health conversations.
Duration: Minimum 2 days of 6 hours per day
The purpose of this course is to provide candidates with the knowledge and skills to recognise mental health issues, provide first aid response, support the person’s recovery, and signpost to other services.
Duration: Minimum 1 day of 7 hours
The purpose of this course is to provide candidates with the knowledge and skills to become a mental health first aid (MHFA) Champion.
MHFA Champions have:
– An understanding of common mental health issues
– Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness
– Ability to spot signs of mental ill-health
– Skills to support positive wellbeing
To access the grant funding for these courses and to find out more please contact Karen.Blacklaw@citb.co.uk (If you are not based in Cornwall please contact your local CITB Engagement Advisor)