Our training aims to increase awareness, knowledge and skills across Camden around issues that our residents are facing, including money worries, finding a job, concerns about housing, mental health and wellbeing, suicide prevention and bereavement support
The courses are free to anyone who works, volunteers, studies or lives in Camden.
Places can fill up quickly. However, all courses form part of rolling programmes with new dates being released regularly across the year. Course dates are published as they become available.
Once you have booked on to a course, please ensure that you can attend every one of the sessions for courses with more than one session. This is important from a group dynamic point of view and from an economic one. Although the courses are free for you at point of delivery, Public Health commissions the courses at a significant cost per participant and this has to be paid even if someone who has registered for a place does not attend.
The mental health first aid courses, in addition to in-depth learning, also include skills and knowledge similar to that covered by the mental health awareness training course. There's no need to attend the mental health awareness training courses if you attend a mental health first aid course.
Following the latest advice and recommendations relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19) some of our face-to-face training courses have been put on hold for now. Where possible we have adapted our courses to an online offer.
If the courses are booked up and you would like to be put on a waiting list please contact CIPHAdmin@islington.gov.uk
Which course is right for you?
Book your place on any of these courses using the links in the relevant section.
Our courses do not turn people into expert counsellors, but give people valuable tools to help someone in the first instance. Our courses are not about adding to staff workloads or about staff becoming experts in mental health but are about taking an opportunity to have valuable conversations and to point people to support available.
Our mental health and suicide prevention training courses are primarily focused at staff and residents who don't work in mental health, to reflect a whole-system approach to prevention and support and to reinforce that mental health is everyone's business.