It’s been a busy and rewarding few weeks for Wright Mind Training where we have been delivering the two-day Mental Health First Aid Youth workshop in Barton upon Humber to a group who work with young people working on their physical health and wellbeing. Feedback included “Very informative course which comprehensively covered a number of topics around supporting young people’s mental health”
We have also engaged with Kingsway Consulting who are supporting Scunthorpe steelworkers who are at risk of redundancy and have delivered The Way Forward which focuses on mental health and the impact of redundancy, positive steps that can be taken to look after one’s wellbeing but also provides lots of tips around job hunting, job interviews, goal setting, training opportunities etc.
A Mental Health First Aid Standard course has been delivered to increase the number of Mental Health First Aiders on the Scunthorpe TATA/Longs Product site. A great group of people who understand the importance of talking about mental health/mental ill-health amongst colleagues and those employed on the Scunthorpe site. Feedback included “Enjoyed the course and the discussion with colleagues, now feel more confident and aware of mental health issues”. “Very well planned and delivered”
Yesterday (Tuesday 23rd Feb), we attended North Lindsey College’s Health and Social Care Fair and were impressed with the students stalls (and the professionals) who were promoting awareness of health and social care issues.
In the midst of this activity, Children’s Mental Health Awareness week and excellent coverage by the BBC on mental health with programmes such as The Not so Secret Life of the Manic Depressive – 10 years on, My baby, Psychosis and me, Life after Suicide and Professor Green: Suicide and Me.
I think we have earned a couple of days break and will go enjoy nice long walk now!!