The current crisis we are all facing due to COVID-19 has prompted many
discussions throughout media and television programmes, about Mental
Health First Aid. 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 people vulnerable to mental health issues.
The time to shift the focus onto training those community members who have regular contact with those most vulnerable in our communities, is now.
A first small step is offered by us through our FREE Introduction to Mental Health First Aid Workshop. This is a great introduction to the Nationally recognised Ofqual qualifications in First Aid For Mental Health that we can offer.