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Our speaking, training and peer support packages are designed and delivered by a passionate and experienced team with one goal in mind, to rid the world of stigma whilst creating open and honest conversations about all aspects of mental health.

What can we do for you?

ANYTHING. We work with you to understand your organisation and the environments you operate in as well as learning about your staff/volunteers. By doing so, we can deliver bespoke training that resonates with those in attendance so they receive the most relatable understanding of mental health and how to support themselves and others.

What is available?

EVERYTHING. For ease, we have split our training offerings in to separate packages, but as our approach is bespoke to you, we can support you in any and every way you require. We can work around shift patterns and staff/volunteer availability and Tough Enough To Care brings the training to you, whether it be at your premises, a local meeting venue or online, our packages are flexible by design, to work around your busy schedules whilst making mental health training affordable and accessible to all.

* Please note the ALL in person bookings may incur additional travel and venue hire costs *

Motivational wellbeing speaker

No minimum or maximum numbers

£250 per talk – including Q&A after 30minute talk 

(Free when booked with any other training package)

Speaker 1:

Delivered by Stu Bratt, Founder & CEO of Tough Enough To Care. Stu is a multi-award winning CEO within the charity sector and Armed Forces community, proud RAF veteran and TEDx speaker. Being a self-confessed product of male dominated environments, with first-hand experience of the ‘Man-up’ culture and having completed multiple operational tours of both Iraq and Afghanistan, Stu has seen how toxic masculinity can force men into feeling they cannot speak out about how they feel to access the support they so desperately need.

Having felt the pain and loss of suicide to 2 close friends within days of each other, Stu has turned this pain into a passion that has created a change making charity that encourages and supports healthy conversation around mental health and peer support in male dominated environments and the wider reaching community.

A short talk, delivered with passion and precision to your organisation will provide motivation for positive change and increased wellbeing. From a standing start, Stu has created a global movement of change and a shift in the attitude that surrounds mental ill health whilst tackling a taboo subject head on. To date, Tough Enough To Care have supported multinational businesses, sporting organisations and branches of the Armed Forces and Emergency Services across the world.

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Speaker 2:

Delivered by Alex Harrison, Chief Development Officer for Tough Enough To Care. Alex has spent 4 years volunteering for Tough Enough To Care and has recently joined us as a full-time member of the team. Alex has spent 3 decades working in male dominated environments, within the Heavy Industry sector. He has worked at all levels within these industries ranging from a shop floor through to Works Director and is a past Chairman for the Institute of Quarrying (Derbyshire Branch). Since the age of 8, Alex has participated in and coached combat sports, studied and taught martial arts and played and coached rugby. Alex was selected to be the Mental Health Support for the Team England Freestyle Wrestling Team at the Commonwealth games held in Birmingham in 2022.

Alex will openly talk about his own struggles with a mental health illness, and as with Stu, being a self-confessed product of male dominated environments, with first-hand experience of the ‘Man-up’ culture, having seen so many men struggle with their mental health and knowing too many people that have died by suicide. Alex witnessed a lot of mental health illnesses in these environments, including his own and is now a leader in fighting the stigma surrounding mental health in industry, and supports people that are concerned about the ramifications and being labelled as a failure or weak that like him, grew up only knowing the toxic ‘Man Up’ culture. 

This talk will be delivered with passion and precision to your organisation and will provide motivation for positive change and increased wellbeing and mental health awareness.

Alex can also be available for a short period of time following the talk for further questions or discussions.

Understanding mental health & Peer support (3hrs)

(Min 8 – Max 20 people)

£ POA – We know it’s a pain in the bum, but as everyone’s requirements and purse strings are different, we want to work with you to give you the best bang for your buck.

  1. §  Understanding mental health and what it is
  2. §  Realising the rising figures of suicide and people reaching crisis point
  3. §  How to spot the signs and symptoms
  4. §  Non-judgemental listening skills
  5. §  Opening a dialogue with someone in need
  6. §  Signposting to professional services

The session finishes with a guided discussion by a train peer support facilitator. Offering a safe and non-judgmental environment whilst encouraging open and honest conversation. We feel that this is where the true magic of mental health support happens. People supporting people, using their own journeys and life experience to help others. This has hugely positive impacts and is often all a person may need to find that release of pressure before reaching crisis point which, more often than not, results in multiple lost working hours due to stress related sickness. Attendees to our peer support sessions often feedback with how the session not only helped them but also gave them a much better understanding of how to support their peers within the workplaces and their social networks also.

Healthy leadership (6hrs)

(Min 8 – Max 20 people)

£ POA – We know it’s a pain in the bum, but as everyone’s requirements and purse strings are different, we want to work with you to give you the best bang for your buck.


Part 1 – (as above for Understanding mental health & peer support)

  1. Understanding mental health and what it is
  2. Realising the rising figures of suicide and people reaching crisis point
  3. How to spot the signs and symptoms
  4. Non-judgemental listening skills
  5. Opening a dialogue with someone in need
  6. Signposting to professional services

Extension for team leaders & Managers –

  1. Correct language to use during MH discussions with team members
  2. Supportive and effective methods of working routine
  3. Checking in with team members and the importance of inclusion
  4. Reducing stress in working environments
  5. Return to work strategies
  6. Implementing peer support in the workplace
  7. Creating a non-judgmental environment and encouraging discussion
  8. A peer support session is also be added to the end of this session to give real life experience of supporting someone and how the situation can be handled when discussing subjects of a sensitive nature

Upgrade to curly fries or swap the mushrooms for a hash brown…. Do it your way!

You matter and you know what is needed for your team. We are passionate about working with organisations to create bespoke training packages for all all sizes, durations and budgets.

You can have all of the above plus more or we can start from scratch to deliver something completely unique. We take pride in ensuring that your team will go away with a strong knowledge base to create positive conversations about mental health and feel empowered to support themselves and those around them. Every learning journey starts with a single step, take yours now.

POA for all bespoke sessions 

(Promise not to laugh when you hear how cheap bespoke training can actually be)

Accredited Training

Mental Health First Aid – 2 days (Min 8 – Max 16 people)

£250 per person (£325 RRP)

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.


This two day course trains you as a Mental Health First Aider, giving you:

·  An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing

·  Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues

·  Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress

·  Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening

·  Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix


·  Two day face-to-face course delivered across four manageable sessions

·  Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities including conversational exercises and further discussions around real life scenarios

·  Each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan

·  We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn


Everyone who completes the course gets:

·  A certificate of attendance to say you are a Mental Health First Aider

·  Access to an manual to refer to whenever you need it

·  A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan

·  A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health

Online access to the MHFA England support app

£175 per person (RRP £200)
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£120 per person (RRP £150)
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Suicide First Aid (USI & Lite)

SFA Lite (Half Day)
Max 25 learners – £1000

SFA USI (Full Day)

Max 16 Learners – £1500


What does ‘first aid’ mean in this context?

Providing suicide first aid involves gathering the skills and knowledge to competently and safely intervene when a person is at risk. 

Just like medical first aid, the focus is on assessing the wider situation, using key skills and acting quickly and safely.

Course information

Suicide First Aid (SFA) is a course designed to teach you how to recognise people at risk, step in to help at the right time and provide helpful, safe assistance. 

When you complete our Suicide First Aid (SFA) course, you are en route to gaining the UK’s only national Suicide Prevention qualification.

No previous experience is necessary but participants will be asked to empathise with people having thoughts of suicide. Please consider if this is appropriate for you and your situation. 

SFA One Day course participants can go on to earn 6 QCF credits by completing an assessment workbook for an additional fee.

Our programme is evidence-based and interactive, covering both theory and practical skills. 

Key features:

  • Learn full suicide intervention – including different approaches, the process of suicide intervention and desired outcomes
  • Explore different roles for different people when managing suicide interventions
  • Improve alertness of risk factors and barriers to seeking help
  • Discuss the prevalence of suicidal thoughts/behaviours and examine community dynamics
  • Understand the importance of self-reflection and personal impact when dealing with suicide topics both professionally and personally.
USI – Understanding Suicide Intervention (One Day Full course) Participants learn and practice the skills needed to identify people at risk of suicide, and to competently intervene and help as a first aid approach. Accredited by City & Guilds. 
SFA Lite (Half Day) Introductory course. Gives learners knowledge and tools around understanding and recognising suicide risk factors. Discusses basic skills to help someone with thoughts of suicide to stay safe.

A selection of organisations trained by Tough Enough To Care