The Project offers a number of mental health related training sessions and workshops for schools and communities – both for staff, parents and those supporting young people and for students and young people themselves.
We run a programme of training throughout the year, at venues across East Devon, West Dorset and South Somerset, or alternatively we can deliver training and workshops in your school or organisation, or at a venue to suit you.
Mental Health First Aid Training New date announced!
We are pleased to announce that we are running the 1 day Mental Health First Aid Course on:
Wednesday 7th June – 9am – 4.30pm
Cullompton Community Centre
Cost: £110 VAT included
To book your place please complete the booking form here.
To find out more about any of our courses, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is increasing recognition of the part schools can play in preventing mental health issues in young people. However, we recognise that staff may feel that they do not have the necessary skills and knowledge to know how best to offer support to a young person who may be struggling.
With 9 in 10 young people with mental health issues experiencing stigma and discrimination, it is also clear that young people themselves need to have a better understanding of the issues, to break down the fears and misunderstandings surrounding mental illness. Not only will this help to change attitudes to mental illness in the future, but will encourage young people to seek help earlier, and to know how they can support friends and family who may be struggling.
Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised course designed specifically for those people that teach, work, live with or care for young people aged 8 – 18 years. It is an educational course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help a 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.
Mental Health Workshops for Students and Young People
Our Mental Health Awareness Workshops are designed to help young people gain a better understanding of mental health and mental illness, to understand how they can look after their own mental wellbeing and become more emotional resilient, to know where to go if they need help and how they can support friends and family who may be affected by mental illness. Workshops can be delivered to small groups, or to whole year groups, as part of a school’s PSHE curriculum.