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Mental Health Awareness Training

Mental health awareness
Increase your own resilience to life's challenges
Learn how to help and support people in distress


Date – Tuesday 28 January 2020
Time – 09.00 to 16.30 (registration at 08.45)
VenueFPM, 19 Angel Gate, 326a City Road, London, EC1V 2PT

Event description

Mental ill health will affect one in four of us over the next 12 months*.

Pharmaceutical physicians work in high pressure environments that may take a toll on their mental health and this can leave them feeling vulnerable as well as isolated.

  • Could you spot the early warning signs of anxiety or depression in yourself or in your colleagues?
  • Would you feel able to talk to someone experiencing these symptoms?

FPM has collaborated with the award-winning trainer Trevor Bell to develop a new programme that will help our members to consider and manage their own mental health and that of their colleagues. The training will help attendees gain a better understanding of the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and know how to communicate with people they are concerned about.



What will the training include?

  • what is mental health (MH)?
  • stigma associated with this subject
  • early signs of common MH issues
  • how to help and support someone - a 5 step approach
  • non judgemental listening
  • protective factors


By the end of the day attendees will be able to:

  • Identify common signs and symptoms of poor mental health in the workplace
  • Put into practice self-help strategies to manage your mental health
  • Have more confidence in providing support to colleagues


This is not a counselling course but it will provide information about how to manage important first conversations and understand how to point people to relevant sources of professional help. It also offers tips on stress management and staying well.


When is it happening?

Tuesday 28 January 2020, 09:00 – 16:30 (registration at 08:45)


Would you like to have this training in your region?
We are very keen that as many of our members as possible can benefit from our bespoke training courses. Please email us at if you would like to express your interest in having this training provided outside of London.


FPM, 19 Angel Gate, 326a City Road, London, EC1V 2PT


How much does it cost?

£185.00 (incl VAT)
NB: this event is open to FPM members only.


Who should attend?

This training is designed to be useful to all pharmaceutical physicians whether they work independently or as part of a team. The training is open to FPM members only. Find out how to become a member.

Online bookings are now closed.  Please contact us at or call 020 3696 9040 if you would like to register for this event.

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About your trainer: Trevor Bell

Trevor is an independent self-employed trainer. He is a holder of the PTLLS training qualification and also is a member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and a holder of the Diploma in National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health. He has trained over 1800 John Lewis Partnership partners in mental health.

In the last 5 years he was/has:

  • involved in a Mental Health First Aid, (MHFA), England project funded by the North East NHS delivering the youth MHFA programme in schools and youth sports facilities across the North East,
  • selected by Mental Health First Aid England to be an Associate - part of their expert Work Bank Instructor Team delivering training to Corporate clients across the country,
  • invited to the House of Lords to receive a special award for his contribution in the development and delivery of MHFA and increasing mental health literacy,
  • Worked regularly with The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons having developed a mental health awareness programme with them for their award-winning Mind Matters Initiative,
  • delivered regular CPD sessions on behalf of The Royal Society of Chemistry.

Trevor is one of only a handful of MHFA trainers to be presented with the Gold and Platinum Awards for the delivery of MHFA from the National body- MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID England