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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

Places are still available for this Online Mental Health First Aid England course. I have extended the live sessions so that they are each now two and a half hours long. The four live sessions for this course are:

Online MHFA 21st to 30th Sep:

21st Sep 10:00 - 12:30

23rd Sep 10:00 - 12:30

28th Sep 10:00 - 12:30

30th Sep 10:00 - 12:30

MHFA England value this course at £300 per person (inc VAT), but I am offering a 20% discount for organisations which book two or more places for September.

Articles

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.

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 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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