ACCREDITED AND BESPOKE TRAINING IN MENTAL HEALTH, EMPLOYMENT AND OTHER, RELATED AREAS At BDLD we’re first and foremost known for the quality of our audience communication - whether as public speakers at conferences, or delivering training to staff, managers and directors. We like to do things differently. We push boundaries, challenge our learners and bring a sense of humour and positivity to even the most serious of subjects. We believe that training should be enjoyable, stimulating, but most of all effective. How many times have you been on a course, only for it to become just a happy memory? It hasn’t changed you in any meaningful way. At BDLD we deliver courses and workshops that are wholly focussed on you leaving the room with knowledge and/or practical skills that will enable you to do things differently, whether that’s having conversations about mental health, carrying out stress assessments, helping a job-seeker to disclose their health disorder, we want to ensure that your experience with us changes you. Our training courses include: Mental Health First Aid (half to two days, depending on the course chosen). We offer 5 different varieties of this international programme, and deliver it in typical BDLD style. We’ll open your eyes to mental ill health, equip you with the skills to support someone in crisis and do it all in an uptempo, energised fashion. Please see here for more details. Workplace Stress Risk Assessments (half day). Using our unique “WRIST” approach, you will learn about employer obligations, how to apply the 5 steps to a risk assessment and how to influence employees’ stress perception. Remember, stress CAN be a good thing! Managing Stress (half day). This is an extremely popular course, aimed at helping people to better assess and manage their stress levels, and those of others. We help clarify what stress is, why it can be a good thing and even how to make something a positive stress rather than a negative one! Using humorous metaphors, we explore stress vulnerability and examine three aspects of stress management, encouraging participants to consider new strategies for themselves and others. Managing Disclosure (one day). We wrote this course due to participant feedback - many of our learners who support job-seekers are unaware of the law around disclosure, how to advise in the “art of disclosure” and how to debrief a job-seeker post-disclosure. This course covers disclosure in its purest form (i.e. disclosing convictions), but opens up the learning to encompass disclosing health conditions (including mental health disorders) and wider areas such as childcare needs, addictions and debt. In addition, we deliver short talks/workshops (which are more presentation-based) in the following areas: Understanding Stress. What it is, why it is and why it matters. Mind Your Behaviour! A five-layered CBT-based model to understand why you act the way you do. Mental Health Mythbusting. Why You Need Mental Health First Aid. Leading With a Strong Mind (also known as “Managers Have Feelings Too”). Getting Hands-On With Stress. What it is, why it is and what you can do to control it. The Role of Employment in Mental Health Recovery. Understanding Employment Support & the Benefit System (aimed at IAPT teams). Understanding the Mental Health Care System. Tailoring Our Delivery Whether it’s training or a talk, we always want to make sure that what we deliver is right for our audience. For some of our courses, such as Mental Health First Aid, the materials are fixed and we aren’t able to adapt them. What we can (and do) ensure is that we add bolt-ons to contextualise the learning - for instance, we have delivered MHFA for Commissioners, including a standalone session on how to use the learning when designing procurement models. For all other programmes, we talk to our client as part of the materials’ customisation. We aim to understand your unique world, and adapt the materials to suit. This has worked for a range of customers so far, from small charities to DWP, the Home Office and a multinational marketing company. Managing Your Learning Experience At BDLD, we look to take as much of the coordination as possible out of your hands. If you supply us with learner contact details, we’ll drop them a line pre-course with an introduction and joining instructions, making sure that everyone knows where, when and why they’re going. Once the training is complete, learners are invited to stay in contact via email (with a web portal on the way too). Post-course questions can be asked, to really ensure that participants are equipped to use their new knowledge and skills effectively. And all learners are given exclusive access to our secret website, which contains some of the materials used on the training, plus posters, e-books and even presentations that they can use when giving team talks! Course Feedback Below are just a few comments that our learners have made about our delivery. You can also find us on Trust Pilot, please feel free to have a read of reviews left by ex-learners. Course Booking At the moment, we can only accept group bookings, although we are building a number of partner networks through which individual learners can be booked onto a course. If you are an organisation with at least 8 learners, please contact info@bdld.org.uk. If you are looking for a course for yourself, or have less than 8 learners, then you can book through ERSA.
Training & Workshops
ACCREDITED AND BESPOKE TRAINING IN MENTAL HEALTH, EMPLOYMENT AND OTHER, RELATED AREAS At BDLD we’re first and foremost known for the quality of our audience communication - whether as public speakers at conferences, or delivering training to staff, managers and directors. We like to do things differently. We push boundaries, challenge our learners and bring a sense of humour and positivity to even the most serious of subjects. We believe that training should be enjoyable, stimulating, but most of all effective. How many times have you been on a course, only for it to become just a happy memory? It hasn’t changed you in any meaningful way. At BDLD we deliver courses and workshops that are wholly focussed on you leaving the room with knowledge and/or practical skills that will enable you to do things differently, whether that’s having conversations about mental health, carrying out stress assessments, helping a job-seeker to disclose their health disorder, we want to ensure that your experience with us changes you. Our training courses include: Mental Health First Aid (half to two days, depending on the course chosen). We offer 5 different varieties of this international programme, and deliver it in typical BDLD style. We’ll open your eyes to mental ill health, equip you with the skills to support someone in crisis and do it all in an uptempo, energised fashion. Please see here for more details. Workplace Stress Risk Assessments (half day). Using our unique “WRIST” approach, you will learn about employer obligations, how to apply the 5 steps to a risk assessment and how to influence employees’ stress perception. Remember, stress CAN be a good thing! Managing Stress (half day). This is an extremely popular course, aimed at helping people to better assess and manage their stress levels, and those of others. We help clarify what stress is, why it can be a good thing and even how to make something a positive stress rather than a negative one! Using humorous metaphors, we explore stress vulnerability and examine three aspects of stress management, encouraging participants to consider new strategies for themselves and others. Managing Disclosure (one day). We wrote this course due to participant feedback - many of our learners who support job-seekers are unaware of the law around disclosure, how to advise in the “art of disclosure” and how to debrief a job-seeker post-disclosure. This course covers disclosure in its purest form (i.e. disclosing convictions), but opens up the learning to encompass disclosing health conditions (including mental health disorders) and wider areas such as childcare needs, addictions and debt. In addition, we deliver short talks/workshops (which are more presentation-based) in the following areas: Understanding Stress. What it is, why it is and why it matters. Mind Your Behaviour! A five-layered CBT-based model to understand why you act the way you do. Mental Health Mythbusting. Why You Need Mental Health First Aid. Leading With a Strong Mind (also known as “Managers Have Feelings Too”). Getting Hands-On With Stress. What it is, why it is and what you can do to control it. The Role of Employment in Mental Health Recovery. Understanding Employment Support & the Benefit System (aimed at IAPT teams). Understanding the Mental Health Care System. Tailoring Our Delivery Whether it’s training or a talk, we always want to make sure that what we deliver is right for our audience. For some of our courses, such as Mental Health First Aid, the materials are fixed and we aren’t able to adapt them. What we can (and do) ensure is that we add bolt-ons to contextualise the learning - for instance, we have delivered MHFA for Commissioners, including a standalone session on how to use the learning when designing procurement models. For all other programmes, we talk to our client as part of the materials’ customisation. We aim to understand your unique world, and adapt the materials to suit. This has worked for a range of customers so far, from small charities to DWP, the Home Office and a multinational marketing company. Managing Your Learning Experience At BDLD, we look to take as much of the coordination as possible out of your hands. If you supply us with learner contact details, we’ll drop them a line pre-course with an introduction and joining instructions, making sure that everyone knows where, when and why they’re going. Once the training is complete, learners are invited to stay in contact via email (with a web portal on the way too). Post- course questions can be asked, to really ensure that participants are equipped to use their new knowledge and skills effectively. And all learners are given exclusive access to our secret website, which contains some of the materials used on the training, plus posters, e-books and even presentations that they can use when giving team talks! Course Feedback Below are just a few comments that our learners have made about our delivery. You can also find us on Trust Pilot, please feel free to have a read of reviews left by ex-learners. Course Booking At the moment, we can only accept group bookings, although we are building a number of partner networks through which individual learners can be booked onto a course. If you are an organisation with at least 8 learners, please contact info@bdld.org.uk. If you are looking for a course for yourself, or have less than 8 learners, then you can book through ERSA.
Training & Workshops