Events run by C&W Chamber Members
Welcome to our Member's Events page. Here you can see a list of upcoming events which our Members are running, providing you with the opportunity to extend your networking reach and build your contacts.
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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course
Online Training, hosted by, Coventry & Warwickshire Mind,
Date: 12 April 2021 - 15th April 2021, 2pm - 4:30pm
Drive performance. Save money. Improve staff retention.
Being on the job but not fully functioning is called presenteeism. This can happen when mental and physical health problems affect your work, but you still go in. Did you know that the cost to business can be as high as four times the cost of absenteeism? This was already a problem for UK businesses before Covid-19.
The pandemic has exacerbated many people’s mental health. Lockdown and social isolation have inevitably had an impact on our mental and emotional wellbeing. As restrictions ease, we need to continue the conversation about mental health and its impact on the people we work with.
Having a qualified Mental Health First Aider in your organisation helps to offer support to individuals and promote awareness of mental health issues. When people feel seen and heard they feel better and they will work better.
Research has shown that early intervention – investing in training and support for staff teams, identifying signs of mental ill health and addressing those issues – can lead to a 1:5 return on investment.
Coventry and Warwickshire Mind are offering businesses a group rate when booking onto the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course.
Our MHFA course is on 12th–15th April (14:00 – 16:30). You will learn how to:
- identify, understand and help a person who may be developing a mental health issue at work
- recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill health
- recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues and its impact in the workplace
- provide help on a first aid basis and effectively guide someone towards the right support
To find out more and to book click on the 'read more' button below. Or to ask about our group rate for members please contact Nigel Taylor at [email protected].Read more
Accredited Mental Health First Aid Training Online
Live session, run online, hosted by, Mental Health in Business
Date: 13 April 2021 - 10am - 12:30pm
Our adult mental health first aid courses are accredited by MHFA England (the only provider of licensed Mental Health First Aid Instructor Courses in England).
MHFA is internationally recognised and widely accepted in business as an 'industry standard' when it comes to Mental Health training in the workplace.
The Online MHFA course is made up of a series of 4 x 2.5-hour 'live sessions' and individual learning activities which are completed in your own time on MHFA England's dedicated online learning hub.
The live sessions are led by Claire Russell (approved MHFA England Instructor, multi-business owner, TEDx speaker and volunteer Samaritan) alongside MHIB co-founder Steve Heath in support.
Why Mental Health First Aid?
Legislative change around Mental Health in the Workplace was debated in Parliament in January 2019, with a cross-party group of MPs overwhelmingly backing a motion to introduce legislation to put mental and physical first aid on an equal footing through first aid regulations.
What differentiates OUR (MHIB) training from other providers’?
Mental Health First Aid Training is our core offering and this is complemented by on-going support for every mental health first aider that we train. Our team are all experienced and qualified trainers and coaches and we also provide one to one coaching and mentoring, broader mental health awareness training and HR business support - assisting businesses in reviewing and implementing mental health and wellbeing policies, procedures and training.
As a certified mental health first aider you will be able to:
- Spot the early signs of a mental health issue.
- Feel confident in how to offer and provide initial help to a person experiencing a mental health issue.
- Preserve Life where a person may be at risk of harm to themselves or others.
- Help to stop mental ill health from getting worse.
- Promote the recovery of good mental health.
- Guide someone towards appropriate treatment and other sources of help.
- Understand the stigma that exists around mental health.
The price is £275 + VAT which includes the following:
- 1 x place on our certified MHFA course
- 1 x 90 min follow-up coaching & support call with Steve Heath, a trained mental health first aider and coach
- Ongoing email support from our team as required
The April training will be run online over following dates:
Live Session 1 - 13th April, 10- 12:30 pm
Live Session 2 - 15th April, 10- 12:30 pm
Live Session 3 - 20th April, 10- 12:30 pm
Live Session 4 - 22nd April, 10- 12:30 pm
These sessions are now open to the public and they do fill up fast so book early to avoid disappointment.
Special Offer for Chamber of Commerce Members
Every Chamber member is entitled to a 15% discount on all of our services. Which means your total fee for a place on or MHFA course is £233.75 + VAT
'Read More' button below for further information or to book your place and to claim your members discount enter the code 15-CH-20-21 on the checkout page.Read more
Effective Marketing Planning
Online Workshop, Hosted by, Lindsay Woodward Marketing Ltd,
Date: 20 April 2021 - 9am - 1pm
Ad hoc marketing is the worst thing you can do. If your activities aren't aimed at a goal, you'll never achieve anything. Businesses who create and follow marketing plans have far more success. However, planning is timely. Therefore this workshop is aimed at people who don't have a great deal of spare time, but would like to know they can create a marketing plan that will help them improve the results of their marketing. In this course you will:
- Learn about the key principles of marketing and how to use them to your advantage
- Learn quick and easy ways to research your market to empower your decisions
- Find out how to easily turn that research into manageable actions
- Learn how to develop a marketing strategy and then how to use that to develop a plan of action
- Understand how to effectively and easily measure results
This half day course will help you identify the right marketing activities for your business, meaning you will no longer waste time and money on work that isn't going to help, and you'll just focus on the tasks that will help you achieve your goals.
This workshop will be run by Lindsay Woodward, CIM qualified Chartered Marketer and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. She has a wealth of experience in helping to enhance brands and grow businesses, and she's been working in marketing for nearly 20 years. Furthermore, she also has a degree in Writing & Media meaning she has the right skills to help companies creatively as well as strategically.
Chamber Members also receive a 20% discount! Click 'Read More' below
Fire and Re-hire - the controversy and the law
Online Event, Hosted by, Shakespeare Martineau, With Matt McDonald, Partner and Helen Hughes, Legal Director, Employment
Date: 21 April 2021 - 9:30am - 10:00am
A number of high profile companies, including British Airways and Centrica, have recently attempted to push through changes to employees’ contracts through so-called “fire and re-hire” exercises, technically known as dismissal and reengagement. The trade unions involved have strongly resisted this approach, successfully so in the case of British Airways, with UNITE claiming a significant victory.
As you might expect, Keir Starmer has given his backing to the unions in these cases. More surprisingly, however, he has gone further than this and publically declared a commitment to introduce legislation abolishing the practice of fire and re-hire altogether. Given that this practice has been in place for many years and is widely used by employers, this would represent a very significant change to the law.
So why is fire and re-hire controversial, and what do employers need to consider if planning to go down this route? This and other related issues will be discussed in our webinar.
This is a live event and there will be an opportunity for questions and answers on the day; if you wish, you may also forward your questions in advance to [email protected].
Who should attend
HR directors and professionals, business owners and senior managers with responsibility for people management.Read more
Agriculture: Partnership Agreements
Online Event, Delivered by With Peter Snodgrass, Head of Agriculture & Jennie Wheildon, Legal Director, at Shakespeare Martineau
Date: 22 April 2021 - 9:30am - 10:00am
The partnership is a common and often very effective business structure for those in the farming community. This bite-size webinar is intended to help you firstly identify a partnership and then look at how a written partnership can help preserve the partnership and protect the partners.
Peter Snodgrass (https://www.shma.co.uk/people/peter-snodgrass), Head of Agriculture and Jennie Wheildon (https://www.shma.co.uk/people/jennie-wheildon/), Legal Director will be in conversation discussing:
- What you need to consider when putting a partnership agreement in place
- How they have seen these used successfully by farming families
- Some of the problems they have encountered with them
If you wish to put your questions forward in advance, please email these to [email protected]
Who should attend
Farmers, land owners and land agentsRead more