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Date: Tuesday 12th November 2019
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Venue: Novotel York Centre, Fishergate, York YO10 4FD
Price: £15 per session or £45 for full day

Business Workshops

Create a bespoke seminar programme to suit your needs and interests with Make It York’s Business Workshops on Tuesday and Thursday. With topics ranging from sales and marketing to leadership and innovation, our local experts are on hand to share practical advice and ideas to implement to make a real difference to your business.

Networking Lunch

Time: 12:30-13:30

Delivered by: Federation of Small Businesses & Make It York 

All Business Workshop attendees are invited to a free networking lunch, whether you are joining us for one workshop or all four sessions across the day. Pre-book your free place for lunch with your workshop tickets.

Business Workshop | Mental Health First Aid: Highlighting Mental Health Awareness and Funding Support To Train Staff

Date: 12th Nov 2019, 13:30 to 15:00

Theme: Business Workshop

Venue: Novotel York Centre

Organiser: Partnership between West Yorkshire Combined Colleges (WYCC) & BlueRidge Performance Management Ltd.

Part of the York Business Week Business Workshop series. Tickets are £15 per session or £45 for four sessions across the day.

This workshop will help you be aware of and deal with mental health issues in the workplace as well as funding support to train staff within your organisation.

Introduction to the funding for Mental Health courses

WYCC will explain what The Skills Service is and how you can take advantage of its unique package of part-ESF funded training and support.

Understanding and dealing with Mental Health in the workplace

Sally Ferguson – BlueRidge Company Director and Mental Health First Aid instructor will cover many areas of this including:

What do we understand by the term Mental Health?
The impact of Stigma on mental ill health
How to spot the signs of mental ill health in the workplace
An introduction to promoting and maintaining a mentally healthy workplace?
An outline of Mental Health England courses
By attending this workshop, you will:

Increase awareness and understanding of Mental Health issues
Receive initial guidance on promoting a mentally healthy workplace
Obtain signposting to useful resources
The workshop is aimed at:

Business managers, owners and anyone with people responsibilities.

Delivery partners

WYCC - The Skills Service is a gateway to a unique package of training and support for SMEs in the Leeds City Region, which includes York. Through Skills Service Advisors, opportunities are explored with businesses to find the right skills solutions that can be part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).

BlueRidge Performance Management Ltd provide learning and development services to help businesses grow through developing their people, building capacity, knowledge, skills and confidence. Specifically, providing Mental Health First Aid training, business coaching, leadership training and personality profiling, to support and develop people.


2019 Principal Sponsors

Make It York

Autohorn Fleet Services


Business Inspired Growth

Garbutt and Elliott






The Grand York

University of York

XPS Solutions

York BID

York Data Services


Ison Harrison Solicitors

Clive Owen LLP

Eboracum Security


York St John’s University Business School


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