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FREE Event! Introduction to Mental Health First Aid Training

mhfaThe Project is hosting a FREE event offering an introduction to our very popular MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING courses on Tuesday 23 June 2015, 6-7pm at the Mill On The Exe in Exeter.

Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid are educational courses which teach people how to identify, understand and help a person/young person who may be developing a mental health problem. In the same way as we learn physical first aid, mental health first aid teaches you how to recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill health.

Developed in Australia in 2000 and now internationally recognised in twenty three countries, the MHFA course teaches people how to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues, provide help on a first aid basis and effectively guide those towards the right support services.

Extremely insightful and interesting. Looking forward to sharing with colleagues and using with young people

If you would like to find out more about how Mental Health First Aid training could benefit the young people you teach, live with or care for, or the benefits to your organisation and employees, then come along to this FREE session.  This session will offer:

  • a short presentation
  • a chance to meet the trainer and ask questions
  • free tea & coffee
  • £10 off voucher for all attendees!

Date: Tuesday 23 June 2015
Time: 6-7pm
Venue: Mill on the Exe, Bonhay Road, Exeter, EX4 3AB

To reserve your place at the session, please email: or call Kerry on 07517 052009.

5 Responses so far.

  1. Kirsty Fenton says:


    Just a quick question, has this invite gone out to the local schools, as I do have an on going battle with our head who doesn’t think our school has a problem, which it does. My daughters year head however is suportive, and I would like to forward this to him if it hasn’t already gone to the schools
    many thanks


    • Debbie Humberstone says:

      Hi Kirsty, the invite has been sent out to local schools but usually goes straight to the school admin so may not necessarily reach the people it needs to. If there is someone specifically in school who you know is supportive, I suggest you forward it directly to them. Particularly if the school doesn’t feel there is an issue, it is quite likely that it will never get passed on within the school! Best wishes, Debbie.

  2. Dawn Gill says:

    I want to say that basic mental health training should be a requirement of teacher training if it isn’t already.

    All too often children and young people are cast aside as having behavioural ‘problems’ by teachers. Sometimes a young person or child has unhelpful thoughts and feelings that need to be investigated. This naturally impacts on their ability to learn. If mental health was taught as readily in schools as sex education is perhaps we wouldn’t have half the amount of bullying that occurs, not only in schools, but in the workplace too.

  3. kealie says:

    Are you running the mental health first aid event again.?

    • Debbie Humberstone says:

      Hello Kealie – we now have new dates set up for Youth Mental Health First Aid training – we are running a 1-day course in Exeter on 3 May, and 2-day in Tiverton on 18/19 May. Details and booking forms are available through our website, but please do let me know if you are interested and I can make sure your name is put on the list. Best wishes, Debbie.

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