COVID-19 – Training available (18th May 2020)

Zero Suicide Alliance Training  – 20 minute training plus a certificate at the end  –

–          Online Mental Health Training course – completely free of charge during the COVID-19 pandemic. The course is an eLearning Platform, and is accessible on any device. Please go to and use championhealth as the code. This will allow you to register on our platform and complete the course.

–          Mental Health First Aid training for people supporting people who are homeless – The NHS has been working in partnership with Mental Health First Aid England and Homeless Link to develop a short online Mental Health First Aid online course for staff and volunteers who are working with people who are homeless to provide care and support during the COVID-19 epidemic. We will be running our first open session on Thursday 7th May and will run sessions every Thursday at 2.15pm for the next 8 weeks. You can find out more about the training and how to register here   After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

o   14th May 2.15pm-3.30pm. Register in advance for this meeting:

–          ‘Mental Health Family Hour’ –  from LSCFT. This is a weekly podcast session at 8pm on Sundays and 10am on Tuesdays. Master The Mind Master Anything is a podcast all about mental health and mindset hosted by Mindset Coach and Mental Health Ambassador Dave Cottrell. Every week he talks about different techniques or shares inspirational stories to help with mental health improvement. Here is the link –  This week’s episode was about low mood and depression – ways in which we can combat this and also linking in to personal stories. Previous episodes can also be accessed and viewed – which could be helpful for staff and service users.

Other training used by services includes:

–          Free accredited courses for teachers and support staff –

–          Also online accredited 4 Day Relationships & Sex Education Training –

Online accredited Relationships and sex education training course – In response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, acet UK has adapted its long running accredited 4 day relationships and sex education training course to run in a digital format. Working with our partners at the Open College Network West Midlands, we have arranged to provide our accredited 4 day relationships and sex education course by video conferencing software.