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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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This week I’d like to get us talking about Hope.

It is important to know that you can recover from mental illness, and hope is key to that recovery. 

When my world was turned upside down last year I struggled to find a way forward, but I always had hope that I would figure something out.

Your personal recovery is about working towards something that is important to you, giving you hope for the future.

Coffee Break

I know from experience that sometimes the most helpful thing can be just to take a break, grab a coffee and have a chat with someone you can trust.

One important aspect of Mental Health First Aid is being able to provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for people to just talk about how they are feeling.

 

If you would like to join me for a 'virtual' Coffee Break, please get in touch and we can arrange a suitable time to meet...

Courses

Mental Health First Aid England courses are designed to be delivered  in a group environment.

MHFA England are working hard to revise the courses for online delivery. Please contact me if you would be interested in making a future booking, either for the online version or for when we are able to meet in groups again.

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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.

Depression

Depression is a common but serious illness which can affect a person both physically and emotionally. It can arrive unexpectedly, without warning and is a major cause of disability, absenteeism and presenteeism in the workplace.

How emotions can affect us physically

One of the best examples of the link between physical and mental health is something I like to call 'goosebumps music'. Have you ever listened to a piece of music which stirs such strong emotions in you that you get goosebumps?

 

I enjoy listening to a wide variety of music, but certain tracks have that effect, every time. I have included some of my favourites below, but there are many more so I'll change these around from time to time. I'd be interested to know which tracks do this for you... 

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