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Dental Nursing Acacia

Acacia Training helps Katrina find dental nurse dream job in just two days

Katrina Halstead wasn’t sure if she could switch from sales to dental nursing, but thanks to Acacia Training she found her dream job in just two days. The 26-year-old sales advisor wanted a career that meant she could be proactive and use her customer service skills in a medical environment. Katrina is now training at …

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Every Day is Different recruitment campaign

Acacia Training supports Every Day is Different recruitment campaign

Acacia Training is supporting the government’s Every Day is Different recruitment campaign, which encourages more people to pursue a care career. The second phase of the campaign launched this month and will run until April 2020, and Acacia will be sharing information on social media using #everydayisdifferent #workincare. Minister for Care, Caroline Dinenage, said: “The …

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Mental health first aiders – Acacia Training welcomes record numbers

Businesses are training thousands of mental health first aiders to help staff deal with depression, anxiety, stress and other conditions. A report released by The Guardian this month revealed FTSE 100 companies have trained 10,000 staff, while mid-tier and small businesses are appointing first responders. Acacia Training offers Mental Health First Aid England courses for …

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Social care workers

Social care workers could sign register following APPG investigation

Social care workers could be required to sign a national register following an investigation which has estimated 500,000 people are untrained. The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Care (APPG) has dubbed the situation “a national emergency” and will make recommendations in September following an inquiry. The move could see social care workers forced to achieve …

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Acacia Training and MHFA England seek change with two-day mental health first aid course

Did you know one in four people experience a diagnosable mental health condition each year? Take a second to think about that. That’s about a quarter of our population who need the right support – and yet, about 70% of people with a mental illness receive no treatment at all*. Acacia Training and Mental Health …

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Wellonomics

Staffordshire company partners with new programme to improve wellbeing

Staffordshire company Acacia Training has joined forces with the creators of a revolutionary new programme to improve mental health in the UK workforce. The Trentham-based firm has become the official training partner for Wellonomics, a new online assessment tool devised to monitor and support wellbeing in the workplace. Acacia Training was the first in the …

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mental health first aid

Acacia Training asks employers to consider mental health first aid this Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

This Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 (May 13 – 19) Acacia Training is encouraging employers to consider mental health first aid. We have trained over 500 Mental Health First Aiders with our two-day course delivered by Mental Health First Aid England trainers – and we’ve just started offering Youth Mental Health First Aid courses. Our …

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Paula Shepherd Acacia Training

Paula launched her own home care company after being inspired by Acacia Training

Former hotel manager Paula Shepherd launched her own home care company after being inspired by her Acacia Training assessor. Paula, 52, from Leek, had also worked as a factory manager and trained adults in college IT before switching to the care sector four years ago. She said: “I just wanted a change and a job …

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Dementia Bundle Courses

The Dementia 2020 Challenge – how Acacia Training is improving dementia training and care in the UK

The Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2020 was established in 2015 and aims for England to become the best country for dementia care and support by 2020. The challenge also wants the UK to be the best country in the world for people with dementia, their carers and families to live and the best place …

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