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We are committed to providing a range of training opportunities based on the workforce needs within the Black Country. We gain this insight through our online workforce development system which involves our workforce audiences completing a training needs analysis, which identifies their workforce needs. Alternatively, we gain insight through consultations, surveys and learnings which informs future ways of working.

We also provide Minimum Operating Standards which are requirements that apply to all coaches, as these are the basic standards a coach needs to carry out their delivery safely. This includes Safeguarding & Protecting Children, Emergency First Aid and Mental Health Awareness in Sport and physical activity.


Training Opportunities

Youth Mental Health Aware Workshop

Date: Monday 9th December 2019

Time: 12pm until 1pm

Venue: Tipton Sports Academy, Wednesbury Oak Road, Tipton, DY4 0BS

Cost: FREE

Our free half day course is an introductory three hour session to raise awareness of young people’s mental health.

It is designed to give you: -

  • An understanding of some of the common mental health issues affecting young people, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis
  • Skills to work more effectively with young people living with mental health issues
  • Ways to support young people with a mental health issue and relate to their experiences
  • A taste of the contents of the Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Two Day course

Numbers are limited to 25 people per course so that the Instructor Member can keep people safe and supported while they learn.

Learning takes place through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions.

Young people are welcome on the course but if you’re under the age of 16 we need consent from your parent or guardian.

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A Youth MHFA manual to refer to whenever you need it
  • A certificate to say you are Youth MHFA Aware

Book your place here

For further information on any of the above training opportunities please email Sanjay_bensal@blackcountryconsortium.co.uk or call Sanjay on 01384 471110.

Workforce supported since January 2019

Total: 735

Volunteers: 559

Coaches: 76

Professional Workforce: 48

Clubs/Groups: 52

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