Communities will need to build their capacity in terms of supporting people whose mental health has been impacted by the crisis. These traumas can be due to continuous isolation, bereavement, and frontline working.
An effective way of doing this would be increasing the numbers of Mental Health First Aiders within our communities, through training workers and volunteers within the organisations and agencies supporting vulnerable people at risk of mental health issues.
Valuable work has been done on training Managers in Mental Health First Aid, especially in the corporate sector. The time to shift the focus onto training those community members who have regular contact with those most vulnerable in our communities, is now.
We believe that mental health recovery is more impactful for an individual when it is achieved through small steps, and an ability to tackle various issues/problems from different perspectives. We apply this to our approach with organisations and businesses.
We offer this approach through 3 levels of Ofqual regulated, and National recognised qualification in First Aid For Mental Health.