Mental Health First Aid Course, 17th October 2019, Manningtree

Thursday 3rd October 2019

Manningtree Town Council is hosting an NHS Mental Health First Aid / Awareness course for local councillors, mental health volunteer groups and residents alike.

The course will take place on Thursday the 17th October 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the St John Ambulance Headquarter, 55 Station Road, Lawford, Manningtree, CO11 1EB.

Anyone wishing to attend will have to register in advance. Booking is either via the online link or you can e-mail Pauline Collins on and she will add you to the register. There are a maximum of 25 spaces available. The course is free of charge.

The half day course is an introductory four and a quarter hour session to raise awareness of mental health.

The course will cover:

• Introduction to mental health and mental health issues
• Factors affecting mental health
• Stigma and its impact on recovery
• Understand the skills to being a conversation about their mental health
• Looking after your own mental health

Everyone who completes the course gets:
• A manual to refer to whenever you need it
• A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health
• A certificate of attendance to say you are Mental Health Aware