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Raising awareness of mental health – February 2016

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 employees 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”

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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 mental wellbeing but also provides lots of tips around positive health,  job hunting, job interviews, goal setting, training opportunities etc.

 

The two-day Mental Health First Aid Standard workshop has been delivered on the Scunthorpe Longs Products/TATA site to increase the number of Mental Health First Aiders.  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 includes “Enjoyed the course and the discussion with colleagues, now feel far more confident and aware of mental health issues”, “Overall a good, well laid-out course”.Standard_logo_RGB

 

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 followed by BBC’s excellent coverage of mental health with documentaries 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”.

 

 

Testimonials – MHFA Standard, MHFA Youth and MHFA Standard LITE

Wright Mind Training has been busy delivering MHFA Youth, MHFA Standard and MHFA Standard LITE workshops over the last couple of months.

Feedback includes:

MHFA Youth – “Brilliant course.  Everybody needs to do it”.

–  “Really enjoyed the course and learnt a lot of new things – will be passing on to work clients and colleagues”

–  “Very pleased I did the course and a great group”

MHFA Standard  – ” A fantastic course, it has helped me personally and I want to study further and put this into practice.  Thanks so much”.

– “Very helpful and good.  Learnt a lot.  Thank you.”

– “A really good course – well delivered”

MHFA Standard LITE – ” a useful intro to Mental Health.  A good 3.5 hours spent.  Thank you.

– “Excellent course, content and delivery”

– “I have got so much from the course – would take a while to tell.  Will pass information to my colleagues at the office.  Really, really good.

– ” the course has provided me with strategies for helping people with mental illness and has given me confidence to talk to people about it.

– “Very friendly instructor, allowing the ability for free talking and experiences.

New addition to portfolio – MHFA Youth LITE

Wright Mind Training Services Limited are pleased to announce that Mental Health First Aid Youth LITE has been added to their portfolio.

Youth MHFA Lite offers an introduction to young people’s mental health/mental health issues.  This 3.5 hour (half-day) introductory mental health awareness course  introduces Youth MHFA to the general public and is aimed at anybody over the age of 16 years of age who is working with, caring for or teaching children and young people aged 8 – 18 years.

 

For more information see the course flyer under Associates.