Do you live, work or volunteer in the New Addington or Fieldway area? Why not become a Mental Health First Aider?

This 2 Day Adult course is accredited by the Royal Society of Public Health, is fully funded by TfL and delivered by Croydon Council. You will receive a course manual and workbook. Lunch is provided.

Course dates are: 12-13 March 2020 fromĀ 9.30am-4.30pm

Location: New Addington Leisure & Community Centre

What is Mental Health First Aid?

MHFA is an internationally recognised programme delivered in 25 countries which provides the skills, knowledge and understanding of first aid for mental health and how to effectively support those experiencing mental distress.

Why are we providing mental health first aid?

  • Mental health problems are common
  • There is stigma associated with mental health problems which may hinder people from seeking help
  • To raise awareness of mental health and give positive messages
  • To promote good mental health and well-being
  • Provide guidance on how to manage situations that can arise at work when staff experience mental ill health
  • Reduce the fear and lack of understanding around engaging with someone experiencing mental ill health
  • To encourage people to discuss their problems openly and with trust and seek help

What does a Mental Health First Aider do?

  • Provide comfort and hope to a person with a mental health problem
  • Listen non-judgementally
  • Signpost to appropriate professional help
  • Signpost to appropriate self-help measures
  • Be mindful of safeguarding concerns and procedures

To register your interest please contact: mhfa@croydon.gov.uk or call 020 8726 6000 Extension 52510