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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

I will be co-delivering an Online Mental Health First Aid course with Sarah Darbyshire in January 2021. The live sessions will be on the following dates:

12/01/2021 10:00 - 12:30

14/01/2021 10:00 - 12:30

19/01/2021 10:00 - 12:30

21/01/2021 10:00 - 12:30

Special Black Friday Offer!!

Save 10% off the MHFA England recommended price of £300 per person (inc VAT) for individual bookings, or 20% off for multiple bookings. Price includes course materials, live sessions and individual learning activities, and a certificate from MHFA England upon completion. Please contact me for further details.

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 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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