Staff Development Opportunities

The courses offered in section two are opportunities provided by MAN v FAT to develop your skills and knowledge. The courses are not mandatory and are available to all staff. The courses are carefully selected to support you in your role at MAN v FAT but may also provide skills and qualifications that may support you away from MAN v FAT. Course fees are paid for by MAN v FAT as an employee benefit however courses are to be completed in your own time. MAN v FAT does not pay for hours used to complete courses in section two. You will find all dates and booking links for courses in section two at the bottom of this document.

MAN v FAT FOOTBALL – FIRST AID

8 HOURS / FACE TO FACE / RECOGNISED BY HEALTH & SAFETY EXECUTIVE

This one day First Aid course includes all CPR elements and Defibrillator training. As well as treatment for sprains, breaks, major and minor bleeds. It is recognised by HSE as an 8 Hour First aid Award.

[HALF DAY] MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID AWARE

4 HOURS / ONLINE / CERTIFIED BY MHFA ENGLAND

This course raises awareness of mental health. It covers:

  • What mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
  • An introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing
  • Confidence to support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue

 

[TWO DAY] MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

4 X 4 HOURS / ONLINE / CERTIFIED BY MHFA ENGLAND

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.

You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.

You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more.

What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you.

RSPH UNDERSTANDING HEALTH IMPROVEMENT

1 DAY / ONLINE / CERTIFIED BY THE ROYAL SOCIETY FOR PUBLIC HEALTH

The aim of this qualification is to provide you with an understanding of the principles of promoting health and wellbeing. To enable you to direct individuals towards further practical support in their efforts to attain a healthier lifestyle.

It covers examples of inequalities in health within the UK, their possible causes and current approaches to tackling these inequalities. Participants will learn how effective communication can support health messages. How to promote improvements in the health and wellbeing of others and understand the impact of behaviour change on improving an individual’s health and wellbeing.

NEED TO KNOW – WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

1 DAY / ONLINE / CERTIFIED BY THRIVE TRIBE

This one day weight management course has been specifically designed with MAN v FAT in mind. The programme looks at the fundamentals of supporting an adult through their journey to health improvement. The tutor will lead you through behaviour change, basic nutrition and understanding physical activity recommendations as well as some useful techniques to ensure that every contact counts. This course is not designed to make you an exercise or nutrition expert but provides underpinning knowledge and skills to support you in providing the most effective support to our members