LGBTQ+ Mental Health – Working with Happy Valley Pride

As I gradually return to face to face work, I’m remembering the pros and cons of training to a room of real life humans. Most of the cons are to do with travel and the amount of energy it takes to get places and then train for two long days. So I was delighted toContinue reading “LGBTQ+ Mental Health – Working with Happy Valley Pride”

Online vs. Face to Face

One of the reasons I don’t blog as much as I would like to is that I often don’t know where to start. Then when I do – I don’t know where to stop. For someone who used to write abstracts for a living I am surprisingly bad at concise. Last night is a caseContinue reading “Online vs. Face to Face”

How Refreshing – Update your MHFA Skills

At the beginning of 2020, just before everything changed, I ran my first MHFA Refresher course. A small group, from a few different organisations, but enough to get a real feel for how enjoyable this new course was going to be. Over the last 18 months of course we have gone online, but i’ve runContinue reading “How Refreshing – Update your MHFA Skills”

Training Dates – March – Jun

It’s that time again – new dates scheduled for open training courses from March-June. Online Mental Health First Aid (4 Sessions)Sunday Mornings from April 11thWednesday Evenings from April 14thFriday Mornings from April 16th Monday Afternoons from June 7thSaturday Mornings from June 12thThursday Evenings from June 17th Online Mental Health Champion (2 Sessions)Friday Mornings from MarchContinue reading “Training Dates – March – Jun”

Thank You NHS/Social Care Staff

I am in awe of those of you who have been going out and putting your lives at risk working in our health and social care service during this COVID-19 crisis. You work hard enough anyway, you are generally not paid nearly enough, and the strain of this time must be enormous. You have myContinue reading “Thank You NHS/Social Care Staff”

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”

How Refreshing!

Last Friday I ran my first MHFA Refresher course. Aimed at people who completed the MHFA England Mental Health First Aid (Two Day), or Mental Health Champion (One Day) Courses three or more years ago – this half day, four hour course allows people to revisit their understanding of mental health and the skills toContinue reading “How Refreshing!”

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*”