We’ve received the following information from Hampshire County Council, about a 2-day Mental Health First Aid course, fully funded by a grant from the Covenant Fund, that will run in December.

Please pass onto anyone you feel could benefit from this free course.

This two-day course is aimed primarily at staff from local authorities and partner organisations including health, the community sector and our military partners.  It is fully funded by a grant from the Covenant Fund as the result of a successful partnership bid by Hampshire County Council and several Borough and District Councils.

This project is being delivered as a way to strengthen the delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant by local authorities in Hampshire.

The MHFA Armed Forces course is split up into 4 manageable chunks. These are: Mental health & the Armed Forces Community, Suicide & Depression, Self-Harm, Eating Disorders and Psychosis, and Anxiety disorders

In each section, participants will learn how to:

  • Spot the early signs of a mental health problem
  • Feel confident helping someone experiencing a mental health problem
  • Provide help on a first aid basis
  • Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
  • Help stop a mental illness from getting worse
  • Help someone recover faster
  • Guide someone towards the right support
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health problems

Dates: Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th December 2018.

Time: 9am to 5pm on both days.

Venue:  Room 7, Conference Room, Dame Mary Fagan House, Basingstoke.

To Apply:  please contact: Annette.Lindsay2@hants.gov.uk 

Places are limited, please only apply if you are committed to attend the two whole days.

Everyone who attends the course will receive a copy of the MHFA Armed Forces manual and workbook, which are both excellent support resources. DMWS instructors are approved by MHFA England to deliver this training.