Online Mental Health First Aid – Saturday Class

A lot of people have asked me about weekend courses in the past as they haven’t been able to make it to sessions in the working week. So I am delighted to offer this Saturday Morning class. Over the course of four weeks you will learn about Mental Health, about different Mental Health related issuesContinue reading “Online Mental Health First Aid – Saturday Class”

Online Mental Health First Aid

What a whirlwind couple of months! If it has taught me anything it is that plans mean nothing, that order can come from chaos, and that we as human beings are capable of great things when we work together. So many tumultuous changes and challenges going on in the world right now. Something to comeContinue reading “Online Mental Health First Aid”

New Training Dates for 2020

I’m pleased to be able to announce a selection of courses in Yorkshire and Lancashire over the next six months – Mental Health First Aid – Adult – 2 Day CourseQualify to be a Mental Health First AiderWakefield @ The Art House – 24th / 25th February 2020Rochdale @ Lock 50 Business Centre – 2ndContinue reading “New Training Dates for 2020”

Mental Health First Aid (Hebden Bridge) *Summer Sale*

The sun may not be warming our hearts much this summer but this is a fantastic chance to become a Mental Health First Aider at an amazing discounted rate (60% off the RRP!) Join me in Hebden Bridge on 25th / 26th July at the Quilt Cabin – see link below for full details. HebdenContinue reading “Mental Health First Aid (Hebden Bridge) *Summer Sale*”

Mentally Healthy Workplace Package

Are you a medium sized business looking to roll out mental health training in your workplace? Or perhaps you could group together with other small businesses to benefit from this offer. The Mentally Healthy Workplace package offers a range of different levels of training, from basic mental health awareness to fully qualified Mental Health FirstContinue reading “Mentally Healthy Workplace Package”

Children’s Mental Health Week. A rant.

I hear a lot of comments as I do the rounds of my training, a lot of thoughts and opinions, pre-judgements about mental health. Some thoughtful, insightful, some stigmatised/stigmatising, offensive and downright wrong. That’s ok. People come to learn about mental health, I want them to air their thoughts and preconceptions so we can discussContinue reading “Children’s Mental Health Week. A rant.”

Happy Birthday Sarah Long Mental Health & Wellbeing

So about a year ago this week I ran my first freelance Mental Health First Aid course in Halifax and started my self-employed journey with the wobbly legs of a baby giraffe. I’d been training for a few years back at my old employer so the training side of things was nothing new – IContinue reading “Happy Birthday Sarah Long Mental Health & Wellbeing”

Mental Health First Aid – New Date

Book now to join us on the Adult Mental Health First Aid Two Day course: Hebden Bridge Town Hall Monday 4th / Tuesday 5th June 2018 (9am-5pm) Learn to understand the relationship between stress and mental ill health, spot signs and symptoms of some mental health conditions, and how the Mental Health First Aid ActionContinue reading “Mental Health First Aid – New Date”

Adventures of a free range trainer. Month 1.

My first month of freelancery is done. Some progress made – a two day course in Halifax, an awareness session in Bradford, delivering for a Trade Union, and an arrangement to work with them through next year which makes this viable for now at least. Great news! A few other irons in the fire, possibleContinue reading “Adventures of a free range trainer. Month 1.”

Mental Health Awareness – A good thing?

I’ve been observing a few conversations recently about whether the rise of Mental Health Awareness campaigns and training are a good thing. It’s interesting and a bit puzzling to me, so I’ve been giving it some thought. I think the crux of the argument for many is that what is needed most is more /Continue reading “Mental Health Awareness – A good thing?”