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Community Links Training Update September 2021

We are continuing to adapt and deliver training in line with government guidance and social distancing measures. Currently we have 3 methods of delivering training:

Online Training – A combination of online pre-course learning and online group discussion via Zoom.

Blended Training – A combination of online pre-course learning and face-to-face training at the Oakwood Hall Training Centre (Leeds).

Face-to-face Training – At the Oakwood Hall Training Centre (Leeds).  Please note the duration indicated is inclusive of breaks.

Community Links is currently re-introducing face to face training but is taking a measured & cautious approach whilst regulations have been relaxed & stopped for most. Training will continue to monitor before returning to training at higher numbers. We Anticipate a review & update in October, when we look to reduce the social distancing measures (1+ Meter Rule) To do this we will have reduced class sizes dependent on the size of the room.

In order to safeguard everyone on our courses, delegates will be strongly encouraged to take part in the national lateral flow testing (LFT) scheme and do a test 24 hours prior to attending a training course.

If a delegate has any of the symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g. new persistent cough, high temperature, loss or change to sense of smell or taste) they must not attend training.  We will provide a free transfer to a future course.

All delegates will be required to wear a face covering when entering and moving around training venues, unless medically exempt

During training, the wearing of a face covering is not mandatory when delegates are seated and are socially distanced at 2m+, we will be continuing to monitor the social distancing measures & in time look to reduce on a gradual scale.

We will continue to train practical elements of courses using non-contact methods, along with numerous cleanliness, ventilation, and other safeguards.

All delegates will be requested to register their presence in the buildings using the NHS Covid-19 Contact Tracing App – we recommend that all delegates download this app before they attend the course.

We are now able to deliver Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and Living Works Start (suicide prevention training developed by the developers of safeTALK + ASIST) online. Please contact training@commlinks.co.uk for more details.

Please visit https://www.commlinks.co.uk/training/courses/ for details of courses available. If you don’t find what you are looking for please get in touch.

What makes CL training great?

Community Links Training has an established reputation for providing quality mental health training. Our passion and dedication to training has helped many employers develop their workforce.

As a registered charity any profit generated from our courses helps support our front line work in supporting people with mental health problems.

Our vibrant training team provide a wide range of cost effective courses for you to choose from, we cover mental health, management and personal development and work with in both the private and public sector.

Some of our most popular courses include Mental Health First Aid, Youth Mental Health First Aid, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training and safeTALK. We also cover other current subject matters such as Trauma Informed practice and Supporting Survivors of Sexual violence.

If you are looking for training, we would love to help. Whether you are a prospective learner or a prospective employer, have a look at our courses and see how CL Training can provide exceptional results for you.

We always look to fully identify and understand your needs and requirements and can offer tailor-made courses to meet your specific requirements and can deliver training on site.

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