Mental Health First Aid Awareness Training

Our Goal: Train 1000 People in M.H.F.A.A
1047/1000 People Trained
We need you! If you're a business, school, community group, or just want to get involved with gaining this invaluable skill then please sign up to one of our training events below

We are making Watford a Wellbeing town!

In a partnership between the Watford MP, the Watford & West Herts Chamber of Commerce, Wellspring Church and local mental health champion Cllr Rabi Martins, we are on a mission to train 1000 people in Mental Health First Aid.

This Watford project will provide mental health first aid training to local businesses, schools and community groups.

Participants should expect to begin their two-day training course in the New Year. There will be a fee of £50 per participant (an almost 75% reduction than signing up for the course elsewhere). However, for members students, small businesses and people from lower incomes, that fee will be waived. All participants must be a resident or affiliated to the Watford constituency to partake.

This is the half-day Level 1 Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health Certification. The half-day (virtual) workshop followed by private one-to-one Professional Discussion Assessments in the afternoon.
The overview of the morning session is below:

• Module 1 – Introduction

• Module 2 – What is first aid for mental health?

• Module 3 – Identifying mental health conditions

• Module 4 – Providing advice and starting a conversation

• Module 5 – Stress

• Module 6 – Mental health conditions

• Module 7 – Assessment and course closure

Dean Russell MP said “I am delighted to be able to launch this project with the support of the prime minister, the Watford & West Herts Chamber of Commerce and so many brilliant local people. Transforming the mental health of our town is a personal priority of mine and even though Covid-19 slowed down this initiative, I am so pleased to be able to get it back up and running again.

Nigel Railton, CEO of Camelot: “It gives me great pleasure to support this Mental Health First Aider project and to confirm that Camelot will cover the training costs for six people to become instructors by donating £30,000 for the project.”

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