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Mental Health First Aid Training

We all have mental health, in the same way that we all have physical health. Mental ill health can affect people from all walks of life but, as a society, we tend not to know how to take care of our mental health.

Mental Health First Aid is an educational course which teaches people how to identify, understand and support a family member, friend or colleague who is experiencing a mental health issue.

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Courses

I am now accepting bookings for the new MHFA England Online Mental Health First Aid course.

 

This course is structured around a blend of individual learning and live sessions, all of which are conducted using our new Online Learning Hub.

This is a practical skills and awareness course, designed to equip learners with the skills and confidence to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues, and provide support and signposting to self-help or professional services​.

Course Dates

New course dates will be announced soon.

Please contact me if you have specific dates in mind.

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Articles

I'd like us to think about the language we use when we talk about mental health, and the effect it might have on others.

If the language you use makes it more difficult for someone to ask for help when they need it, then it also makes it more difficult for them to recover.

The use of negative language also fuels stigma and discrimination, which can be even harder to deal with than the illness itself.

Sometimes the phrases we use just show a complete lack of understanding. For example, if we tell someone to 'pull your socks up!' It's just not that easy.

Support

Samaritans

116 123

www.samaritans.org

jo@samaritans.org

Mind

0300 123 3393

www.mind.org.uk

info@mind.org.uk

Rethink Mental Illness

0300 5000 927

www.rethink.org

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Anxiety UK

03444 775 774

www.anxietyuk.org.uk

support@anxietyuk.org.uk

Frazzled Cafe

https://www.frazzledcafe.org

Hub of Hope

https://hubofhope.co.uk

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an educational course which teaches people how to identify, understand and support a family member, friend or colleague who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

The new online version of our course delivers the same evidence-based learning outcomes of the popular ‘face-to-face’ Adult MHFA Two Day course in an accessible and flexible online format, structured around a blend of individual learning and live sessions.

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How emotions can affect us physically

One of the best examples for me of the link between physical and mental health is how music helps me to get at my emotions. Music can make me laugh, it can make me cry, it can make me want to dance, but you really don't want to see that ;) 

 

There's some music I love and some that I can't listen to anymore, but the one thing that's always there is that connection to my emotions. Here's just some of what I'm listening to at the moment...