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.