Mental Health First Aid Training

To find out how you could become a mental health first aider or to learn how mental health first aid could benefit your  workplace, school, college or organization call: 01823 334906 or Email:

ots-mental-health-first-aid-trainingMental Health First Aid is an educational course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help a 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.

Developed in Australia in 2000 and now internationally recognised in twenty three countries, the MHFA course teaches people how to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues, provide help on a first aid basis and effectively guide those towards the right support services.

We at Mind Taunton & West Somerset believe that MHFA s vitally important and urge that all businesses, especially small businesses have a Mental Health First Aider in the workplace in order to recognise the signs of a colleague who may be developing a mental health issue.

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Mind In Taunton & West Somerset’s Director Andy Pritchard has recently been campaigning in the media for more people to learn MHFA. Read his interviews in the Somerset County Gazette and the Chartered Management Institute  .

Andy has also written a blog for the Brolly Talk project on how MHFA helped him to support a young lady In distress.