Mental Health

Stage 1 Beginner Standard:

An Introduction to Mental Health: This topic explores the reasons why mental health has wrongly been discriminated against, provides an overview of common mental illnesses, and ultimately increases drivers’ understanding of the importance of speaking out about these issues. This module explores the regulations and health awareness relating to professional drivers’ in both a working and social concept. This course has been approved and managed by the Master Driver CPC Consortium on behalf of the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) and the Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT). The course is taught by qualified and approved instructors with theoretical and practical vocational experience in this field of work.

The Government has stated that it has no plans to repeal the Driver CPC legislation following the Brexit vote, the introduction of new CPC units only confirms their intention to continue with this training in the foreseeable future.

This will be an introduction to Mental Health, differences between Depression and Anxiety and why PTSD isn’t reserved for military veterans. Stress appears to be a buzz word but how many understand the concept and why it is detrimental to your health. This course will give you a better understanding of mental health and wellbeing and aimed at the beginner to intermediate standard. The course duration will be 3.5 hours long and JAUPT approved with RTITB accredited for professional drivers CPC credits.

The course is delivered by a quality assured instructor with academic and practical knowledge in this area of work. This programme can be attended by people aged 16 upwards.

Stage 2: Advanced Mental Health Training (2 Days)

This programme is aimed at supervisor/management level and teaches you to identify and actively tackle mental health issues in the workplace. The course covers advanced knowledge of mental health and wellbeing designed to teach you how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions and provide help on a first aid basis.

For those with limited knowledge within the field of mental health, it is highly encouraged you should attend the first stage above, initially to prevent overload and maximise your learning experience. The course is delivered by a quality assured instructor that has worked within the care and management / research field in mental health and psychology.

The course is aimed at lower to middle management and above to improve your staff and work retention and support a colleague with their mental health with the MHFA two-day training courses. When you have completed the programme, you will also receive a certificate to confirm that you are a trained Mental Health First Aider.

Both courses are designed to enhance and even challenge your current understanding in an educational and interesting way with either, presentation, active workshops, case studies with discussions or a quiz/ puzzle.

Group Bookings:

This course is normally combined with the Manual handling module to complete the full 7 hours qualifying training day prerequisite. It is possible to tailor this course to fit your training requirements with various changes within the subject area e.g. (bullying in the workplace, other neurological conditions) The Manual handling course is also beneficial for warehouse staff and product manufacture which require manual or mechanical lifting.

Alternatively; selecting a different modular combination to focus on key arears that are specific to your company needs. Please contact the admin office to discuss your requirements with group discounts.

Please Note:

For those requiring a JAUPT CPC certificate and credits, please ensure you had passed your ordinary driving test after 1st January 1997 and you took your LGV driving test after 9th September 2008, you may need to take the Initial Driver CPC training course instead. Please contact us for advice as to the most appropriate training to obtain a Driver Qualification Card (DQC).