Here at CAST we took on the challenge of the last 2 years & faced the impact of the global pandemic across the organisation & our own wellbeing. We recognised very early on, in April 2020, that there was going to be a long term situation that would have the potential to affect many people’s mental health & wellbeing for an indeterminate length of time.
So we began working very quickly & creatively to transfer all the skills & knowledge we usually share face to face, into ‘online’ versions of our courses. This was done in close partnership with Mental Health First Aid England & The National Centre for Suicide Prevention Education & Training as part of both National Training Teams.
CAST estimates that during the last 2 years we have delivered over 200 Mental Health First Aid & Suicide First Aid training solutions, meaning we have been responsible for training more than 2,000 people during that time.
During 2022, we are working in partnership with several national charities to design & deliver a wide variety of accredited training courses & webinars – watch this space for updates & exciting news about new training opportunities!
C.A.S.T. is working towards making all communities 'suicide-safer'
All of the learning solutions C.A.S.T. offers aim to build an individual’s confidence, knowledge, skills & understanding of a wide range of mental health & safeguarding issues.
We can design & develop bespoke training to meet specific learning aims & objectives, and we can train anyone over the age of 16.
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The driving force behind CAST Learning Solutions is to make a real difference to the wider community.
Professional and engaging
“If I ever get an opportunity to work with Katie in the future I will grab it with both hands. Katie not only knows her stuff, she delivers it in a professional and engaging way which makes some really difficult subject matter easier to understand.”
North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board Manager (2012-2018)
Ensuring that the country is safer
“I would urge anyone working within this field to take the training, and couldn’t recommend Katie as a trainer enough. She does fantastic work for us in North Yorkshire and course by course is ensuring that the county is safer… “
Amber Graver, Stronger Communities Development Officer