The course will be run by Phil Matthews on an online platform – a link to the platform will be sent out nearer the time
You must provide a postal address, as well as your e-mail address, in order to register for this course which is delivered via the MHFA England Online Learning Hub. Please e-mail these details to MentalHealth@southglos.gov.uk who will register you and ensure your resources are sent out from MHFA England. (You are still able to attend the course if your resources have not arrived in time).
We will use the information you provide to us only in relation to this course whilst complying with the established lawful conditions. In order to provide the service you require we will share your information with Mental Health First Aid England to enable them to send you the course materials required for this training. We will retain your information up to a year after the course to ensure your materials are received, then it will be destroyed securely.
The Council’s general Privacy Information can be found here http://www.southglos.gov.uk/privacy
This introductory course raises awareness of young people’s mental health.
- Some of the common mental health issues affecting young people, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis
- Skills to work more effectively with young people living with mental health issues
- Ways to support people with a mental health issue and relate to their experiences
Course: Promoting Positive Mental Health – a half day course to improve skills, confidence and knowledge.
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What will the half day mental health awareness course cover?
We all have mental health. This half day course aims to raise general awareness about mental health and provides some guidance for promoting wellbeing and responding supportively when a person experiences mental health difficulties.
There will be up to date information on local South Gloucestershire services.
Online courses are delivered via Zoom. Information about this online platform will be sent out with the Zoom link.
Course Duration: 3 hrs
Trainer: Suzanne Pearson
Trainer background: Suzanne is a mental health practitioner and community trainer and has been delivering the ‘Promoting Positive Mental Health’ 90 min session in South Glos. She is a qualified Mental Health First Aid (Adult and Youth) Instructor.
Who should attend: Members of the public, volunteers and any professional who comes into contact with the public.
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