These past 10 weeks of lockdown have been extremely busy for the Sutton SSP. Katie Miller, Partnership Manager has delivered 16 half day courses, in a bid to reach as many staff in Sutton schools as possible. Mental Health First Aid England (MHFAE) are an internationally recognised training Provider, whose vision is to improve the mental health of the nation. Their mission is to train 1 in 10 of the adult population and each course is designed to teach all those who come into contact with young people aged 8-18 on a daily basis, how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help and support on a first aid basis.
The Half Day Awareness course is a ‘tip of the iceberg’ and is split into two 1.5 hour long sessions.
Research and evaluation shows that taking part in an MHFA England course:
- Raises awareness and mental health literacy
- Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues
- Promotes early intervention which enables recovery
- Promotes self-care
Comments from courses so far……………………………..
‘You were easy to follow and I am so looking forward to the next one on Wednesday.’
’‘Hi Katie. Thank you so much for a great course this morning, it was thought provoking and extremely informative and, of course, very important.
‘I would recommend this course for anyone working with others, specifically in schools.’
‘Katie was an excellent tutor with fantastic knowledge. I learnt so much in the 3 hours. Thank you.’
‘This course was brilliant! I love how interactive it was and how connected I feel we were as a group. Katie has so much knowledge on mental health and I can’t wait to do the 2 day course. I feel like I understand mental health issues and the stigma surrounding this much better. I am going to take better care of myself so I am better equipped to help others! Thank you again :)’
‘Really helpful & felt like a safe space to open up.’
‘great taster, has left me wanting to know more’
‘Course handbook is very helpful and informative and will enable me to further up-level my knowledge and skills prior to and following the training I received. The course required a lot of interaction via the Chat function and it was useful to see other participants’ responses. The course was well-paced.’
This course is usually £75 PP.
However if you are a Silver member of the SSP it will be £25 pp to cover postage and resources. For Bronze members and anybody outside of SSP the cost is £65 pp.
To find out more about Youth MHFA or to book onto a course, please contact:
Katie Miller, SSSP Partnership Manager, Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor & Licensed Lego®-Based Therapy Trainer – firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile : 07971 754960