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First Aid for Mental Health training courses

We are now offering First Aid for Mental Health training courses and qualifications. The courses cover an overview of different mental ill-health conditions and how to provide support to individuals who are having a mental health crisis. The FAA Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health – Level 1 is a four-hour (half-day)Continue reading “First Aid for Mental Health training courses”

Help for young people feeling lonely at Christmas

Connecting with young people this Christmas

This has been a most peculiar year, particularly for our mental health. We’re living under tight restrictions on seeing people face-to-face, and have had to adjust how we keep in touch with people – our family, friends, and work colleagues. Some people have found a transition to FaceTime or Zoom calls and conversations easy toContinue reading “Connecting with young people this Christmas”

Standing together against terrorism in our communities

At Training Now we take the safety and welfare of our apprentices seriously. Read how we support the Government’s Prevent strategy on our Safeguarding page. We also set out our commitment to providing an environment that values our apprentices, learners, visitors and staff. Our commitment to safeguarding We are committed to ensuring that you areContinue reading “Standing together against terrorism in our communities”

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Quick-thinking social care apprentice saves man’s life

Emergency first aid training proved invaluable for a Training Now social care apprentice when she came to the aid of a man having a heart attack in the street. Soreya Kia is a member of Agincare’s Christchurch home care team. She is currently a social care apprentice doing her Health and Social Care Level 3Continue reading “Quick-thinking social care apprentice saves man’s life”

Is an earn while you learn apprenticeship worth it?

There’s no doubt that doing an earn while you learn apprenticeship is a commitment. You’ll be studying while working and you’ll definitely need the support of your family. But completing an apprenticeship also shows your current and prospective employers that you have dedication and determination to develop yourself, both as a person and in yourContinue reading “Is an earn while you learn apprenticeship worth it?”

Staying safe online

Last year the BBC reported that people in the UK lost more than £190,000 a day as a result of cyber-crime. Police statistics show that 13,357 people in the UK reported cyber crimes over six months. Many had their social media and email accounts hacked. Tips for staying safe online A big part of staying safe onlineContinue reading “Staying safe online”

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Mental health training to support others

Recently, around World Mental Health Day, we’ve been shining the spotlight on mental health training and support during the global coronavirus pandemic. Mental health is often a topic that we don’t like to discuss, but COVID-19 has put many of us under pressure. Restrictions, lockdowns and guidelines have fundamentally changed how we do things every day.Continue reading “Mental health training to support others”

Dementia training on World Alzheimer’s Day

This World Alzheimer’s Day (21 September) the Alzheimer’s Society is urging people to become Dementia Friends, access dementia training and understand the small ways we can all help. Every September, World Alzheimer’s Month (WAM) is an international campaign highlighting the issues faced by people living with, and affected by, dementia. The WAM theme this yearContinue reading “Dementia training on World Alzheimer’s Day”

Suicide Prevention Day 2020: working together to prevent suicide

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and we’re being encouraged by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) to work together on mental health to prevent suicide. In 2018 deaths by suicide rose by 10.9% in the the UK. That meant that there were 6,507 suicides in the UK in 2018. Samaritans IASP is encouragingContinue reading “Suicide Prevention Day 2020: working together to prevent suicide”

Fast learners – delivering social care training during COVID

The COVID-19 global pandemic has had an unprecedented effect on all our lives, including the social care, business and education training we deliver here at Training Now. But we’re fast learners, and we adapted quickly. During lockdown our training went online, still delivered by our expert Teaching and Learning Coaches (TALCs). And now we’re happy to say thatContinue reading “Fast learners – delivering social care training during COVID”

Managing your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

Whether you’re working from home, social distancing or self-isolating during this coronavirus pandemic your personal physical, emotional and mental health is far more important than anything else right now. You may be feeling anxious or stressed, and that’s completely normal. Simple steps to take to support your wellbeing The Mental Health UK website outlines someContinue reading “Managing your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak”

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Modern slavery is closer than you think

Modern slavery covers all forms of slavery, trafficking and exploitation. Trafficking includes transporting, recruiting or harbouring an individual with a view to them being exploited. Modern slavery crimes may involve, or take place alongside, a wide range of abuses and other criminal offences such as grievous bodily harm, assault, rape or child sexual abuse. DownloadContinue reading “Modern slavery is closer than you think”

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Congratulations Bradley!

Here at Training Now we love to congratulate our learners and celebrate their achievements. Bradley recently completed his apprenticeship in social care. We caught up with him to find out how it feels to have achieved his apprenticeship, and how he found the learning journey… Carrying out my apprenticeship in healthcare has opened my eyesContinue reading “Congratulations Bradley!”

Coronavirus: safety tips for survivors of domestic abuse

Domestic abuse isn’t always physical – it’s a pattern of controlling, threatening and coercive behaviour, that can also be emotional, economic, psychological or sexual. Abuse is a choice a perpetrator makes and isolation is already used by many perpetrators as a tool of control. Domestic abuse help and resources If you need help recognising theContinue reading “Coronavirus: safety tips for survivors of domestic abuse”

Managing your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

Whether you’re social distancing or self-isolating you may be feeling anxious or stressed during this time, and that’s completely normal. The Mental Health UK website outlines some simple steps you can take to look after your mental health and wellbeing. Talking to each other and supporting one another is important for mental wellbeing at allContinue reading “Managing your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak”

Sexual harassment in the workplace: International Women’s Day

The theme for International Women’s Day (8 March) 2020 is, I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights. The theme is aligned with UN Women’s new multigenerational campaign, ‘Generation Equality’, which marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Adopted in 1995 at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China,Continue reading “Sexual harassment in the workplace: International Women’s Day”

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