Green Cross Training
Green Cross Training Ltd are a national training company who have expertise in managing complex training requirements. Our fields of discipline include Mental Health First Aid, physical First Aid and all Health and Safety Training. We have operated since 1992 with offices in Milton Keynes, England and Hamilton, Scotland. Our clients include some of the UK’s largest companies such as Asda, Tesco, Sainsburys, BT, councils such as Edinburgh Council and Lancashire County Council, Coca Cola, Student IQ services, Marie Curie and The Royal College of Nursing.
How does your organisation contribute to preventing suicide and supporting those affected by it?
We are passionate about delivering mental health training nationally via our bank of freelance trainers. We do this by offering courses and workshops to both the general public and to organisations and charities. This is done through organisations such as MHFA England and Scotland via their 2 day, 1 day and 1/2 day programmes, initiatives such as “Time to Talk” and through programmes such as ASIST. We are also currently bidding to role out further MH programmes nationally.
What are your current priorities?
Our vision is, through our network of trainers and clients to reduce stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health. By educating businesses we aim to give them skills that in a crisis people will have tools and skills to be able to signpost people to the appropriate help.
What challenges are you currently facing?
Our current challenges include:
Businesses “signing up” to a difference person centred approach to working conditions and well-being
Reducing the stigma around mental health and suicide
Promoting mental health courses on a open forum