Empowering Health Minds (EMH) Training (formerly FDAMH’s Training Academy) are holding various COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills training courses, along with Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid Training in September and December.
COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills
There are various upcoming courses running across different time frames:
- Monday Evening Course (August 2019 – June 2020)
- Thursday Evening Course (August 2019 – June 2020)
- Monday Daytime Condensed Course (August 2019 – January 2020)
- Wednesday Daytime Condensed Course (August 2019 – January 2020)
These courses are for anybody looking to improve their understanding of people, as well as themselves, and are also a foundation for further counselling study, whether people are interested in becoming a counsellor, or want to apply the skills to their current role. Previous experience or qualifications are not required.
Places are £1,250 each. Payment plans are available on request for the 2019 courses.
The deadline for applications to all COSCA courses is Wednesday 31st July.
To apply, or for further information, contact EMH Training by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid
EMH Training is also holding Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA) 2 day training courses, taking place at the Falkirk and District Association for Mental Health (FDAMH) office, 173 Victoria Road, Falkirk, FK2 7AU:
- Tuesday 10th September and Tuesday 17th September, 9am – 4pm
- Tuesday 3rd December and Tuesday 10th December, 9am – 4pm
The course aims to improve participants’ knowledge and understanding of mental health, and teaches skills for providing initial help to people experiencing thoughts of suicide or mental health problems such as self-harming, anxiety, depression and psychosis.
Participants receive the SMHFA attendance certificate on completion, along with the SMHFA manual and supporting handouts.
By the end of the course, participants should have a greater understanding of:
- the recovery message
- the impact of alcohol and drugs on mental health
- suicide intervention
- applying the ALGEE framework as a mental health first-aider
- what to do and say in a crisis
- signposting to professional help
- listening skills
- how to offer first aid to someone experiencing depression, anxiety or a psychotic episode
- what to say and do in a crisis
Places are £120 per person.
To book your place, or for further information, please visit the FDAMH website.