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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Standard LITE workshops

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North Lincolnshire Council in conjunction with Wright Mind Training Services Limited are offering the half-day introductory mental health awareness workshop to people over age of 16 who work with adults or who want an introduction to mental health and mental health issues on various dates throughout 2016/early 2017.

The aim of MHFA LITE is to enable participants to:

  • Gain a wider understanding, for themselves and others, of some issues surrounding mental health
  • Work more effectively with people living with mental health problems
  • Understand the aims of the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses
  • Experience a taste of the contents of the full MHFA Course.

For more information see flyer NLC 2016 Standard LITE    Bookings can be made using external candidate booking form which can be found on calendar tab – on date of MHFA Standard LITE courses.

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New Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) dates released

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More dates for Youth Mental Health First Aid workshops have been organised for June and September 2016.   MHFA Youth is aimed at people who are working with, caring for or teaching children and young people aged 8 – 16 years.  The course covers What is Mental Health, Depression and Anxiety, Suicide and Pschosis, Self-harm and eating disorders and focuses on the young person.

Recent testimonials include “I think the course and content are hugely valuable working in a sixth form setting and will go back and recommend that other staff take up the MHFA training”.

An excellent pace, resources clear and understandable, easy to navigate and refer back to.  Deborah was engaging, open to discussion and clearly knowledgeable and passionate about the subjects”

See the MHFA Youth flyer for more information.

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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”.