News / 13.01.20

NASC Launches New Training Fund

Pot will be used to subsidise mental health first aid training.

The NASC has created a £30,000 funding pot dedicated to mental health first aid training.

The fund gives NASC members the ability to claim up to £125 towards the cost of completing a mental health first aid course.

The £30,000 pot was set up as part of the NASC’s Head for Heights campaign, which is focused on breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health and promoting the importance of focusing on employee wellbeing in the workplace.

Recent activities include the creation of SG38:19, a free go-to guidance on mental health and wellbeing that provides employers with proactive steps they can take to improve wellbeing in the workplace as well as a host of useful links and services that they can signpost their employees to, and a mental health-focused toolbox talk.


Lynn Way, NASC President, said: “The £30,000 funding pot will help pay for nearly 250 NASC member employees to complete a mental health first aid course. This will go a long way to improving awareness and understanding of mental health and wellbeing issues in the workplace and enable NASC members to better support their employees if and when they need to.

“The Head for Heights campaign has been incredibly well-received by NASC members, who are as keen to do more to support anyone in the industry who’s dealing with a mental health challenge. There’s much more to come from us on this front in the year ahead.”

There are currently five mental health first aid training courses covered by the £30,000 funding pot. These are offered by MHFA England, St John Ambulance, 3B Training, LTC Training Services and the British Safety Council.

Courses overseen by accredited MHFA England training instructors are also eligible for funding.

To apply for funding visit the Training page in the members area.

The creation of this fund comes just a month after the NASC launched a £150,000 fund dedicated to training and upskilling former servicemen. The NASC also provides members with financial support for the completion of COTS and CPD training.

Cumulatively, NASC funding totalling £280,000 is currently available to members to subsidise the cost of training. For more information about accessing any of these funds email



Provider: Holly Clark

Course info:

Cost: £200

Contact: Call 07538 511809 or email


Provider: LTC Training Services

Where: Plymouth

When: (two-day course) 10/02 – 11/02 and 30/03 – 31/03

Cost: £299 (+VAT)

Contact: Call 01752 485303 or email


Provider: Mental Health First

Where: Birmingham

When: (two-day course) 07/03 (day one) – 14/03 (day two) and 21/03 (day one) – 28/03 (day two)

Cost: £150 (+VAT)

Contact: Call 07494 616328 or email


Provider: Ross McWilliam

Where and when: (one-day course) 30/03 – Portsmouth, 31/03 – Bristol, 01/04 – Birmingham, 02/04 – Manchester, 03/04 – Glasgow

Cost: £175

Contact: Call 07771 916788 or email


Provider: Andy Graham

Where: Sale, Manchester

When: (two-day course) 23/01 – 24/01, 20/02 – 21/02, 26/03 – 27/03 and 23/04 – 24/04

Where: St Helens

When: (two-day course) 12/03 – 13/03, 30/04 – 01/05 and 28/05 – 29/05

Cost: £198 (+VAT)

Contact: Call 07375784301 or email


Provider: Modal Training

Where: Immingham

When: (two-day course)  30/04 – 01/05 and 29/10 – 30/10

Cost: £185 (+VAT)

Contact: Call 01469 577656 or email

Did you know ?

We have close connections with major construction organisations such as Build UK, HSE, the Temporary Works Forum, Access Industry Forum and many more.