MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS TRAINING  

N-Act training and consultancy

We offer a selection of dedicated mental health awareness training and consultancy services which can be tailored to the specific needs of your business or educational establishment:

N-Act for Parents | N-Act in the Workplace | Staff Training in Schools

 

N-act for parents 

Many parents will recognise the disturbing encroachment on family life of non-stop internet access and general social pressures which, sadly today, most teenagers and children now consider normal.

Affecting most households, young adults seem oblivious to the potential dangers and problems until they occur. With children and teenagers spending increasing amounts of time on a variety of social media platforms it is wise for parents to not only get ‘clued- up’ to the positives and negatives that this brings but importantly how to deal with the wider social issues such as gangs, knives and drugs when they arise and vitally how to keep their children safe in the future.

We have worked closely with a number of schools in the area to inform and support parents on such topics enabling them to identify and subsequently confidently deal with them.

N-Act offers the following workshops for parents in partnership with schools and associations:

All programmes start with the performance of Invisible. This provides the discussion topics for the first part of the training. This event is 2 hours.

·         Mental health awareness

·         Keep your child mentally healthy

·         Reduce the stigma of mental health

·         How to deal with anxiety in children

·         How to start the conversation 

·         Active listening 

‘Absolutely brilliant. Thank you! This echoes what we are delivering in our parenting programme – make time and listen.’ (Children’s Centre Manager having watched ‘Invisible’)

staff training in schools 

With our excellent reputation for providing theatre workshops for primary and secondary schools, and Sharon’s expertise in educational management, N-Act are the ideal touring theatre company to work with to introduce the benefits of professional development for teachers as part of your on-going training.

Mental Health courses are increasingly requested by schools and colleges and we offer a variety of options for general mental health in school training. Importantly we also help head teachers ensure the safety of their staff with workshops designed to help identify specific teacher mental health issues.   

N-act in the workplace 

 

Human resources managers and business owners are increasingly acknowledging the benefits of looking after their employee’s mental wellbeing. According to the HSE government website over 15 million working days were lost in 2017 / 2018 to stress, depression or anxiety and this has a huge economic significance to profitability and viability. Incorporating strategies to pre-empt this into their wider long term planning, many businesses are prioritising improving training and awareness to combat this problem.

Utilising our dedicated consultancy services, or onsite workshops, will enable managers to adapt company policies and implement changes that will help to educate everyone but also identify those who may need additional support as a matter of urgency.

Workshops include:

  • Mental health training in the workplace
  • Mental health training for professionals
  • Corporate mental health workplace training courses
  • Mental health awareness

Mental Health First Aid training for schools

All programmes start with the performance of Invisible which we feel demonstrates many of the pertinent issues. This provides the discussion topics for the first part of the training. All programmes can be tailor made to suit the school and are designed to be interactive.

Full Day

  • Performance of Invisible
  • What good mental health looks like
  • How to spot the signs of someone who is struggling
  • How to start a conversation
  • Active listening
  • Asking the right questions
  • Strategic planning for maintaining a mentally healthy school – policies and practice

Half day

  • Performance of Invisible
  • What good mental health looks like
  • How to spot the signs of someone who is struggling
  • Key principles of supporting students and staff who might be struggling
  • Consideration of policies and protocols in school

2 hours

  • Performance of Invisible
  • What good mental health looks like
  • How to spot the signs of someone who is struggling
  • Key principles of supporting students who might be struggling

There are substantial discounts for a student performance plus the staff training

‘I enjoyed the dramatic depiction of the gang (race/gender neutral). The double parent telling off child (culturally aware). The different perspectives of same story.’ [Parent/Theatre worker having watched ‘Friend’]

Mental Health First Aid training for the workplace

All programmes start with the performance of Invisible which we feel demonstrates many of the pertinent issues. This provides the discussion topics for the first part of the training. All programmes can be tailor made to suit the school and are designed to be interactive.

Full Day

  • Performance of Invisible
  • What good mental health looks like
  • How to spot the signs of someone who is struggling
  • How to start a conversation
  • Active listening
  • Asking the right questions
  • Strategic planning for maintaining a mentally healthy workplace – policies and practice

Half day

  • Performance of Invisible
  • What good mental health looks like
  • How to spot the signs of someone who is struggling
  • Key principles of supporting staff and clients who might be struggling
  • Consideration of policies and protocols in the workplace

2 hours

  • Performance of Invisible
  • What good mental health looks like
  • How to spot the signs of someone who is struggling
  • Key principles of supporting members of staff who might be struggling

If you run an event that you would like us to attend please get in touch

Frequently asked questions

What geographical areas do you cover?

We work primarily in Essex and London but welcome enquiries within similar distances to Southend, where we are based.

Are all performers and N-ACT personnel DBS checked?

Yes everyone is fully safeguarded with enhanced DBS.

We have a full safeguarding policy which is available on request.

Are you GDPR compliant?

We use any data provided by you securely within current GDPR guidelines

Do you require any specific equipment

We recommend using a large space for the performance, with cabaret-style seating for the participants. We supply all our own equipment for the performance and just need 5 chairs plus access to a plug socket. We will need a laptop and projector for the delivery of training. 

How long do the performances last?

2 hours

What insurances do you hold?

We carry full public liability insurance and are happy to provide copies if required

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