WHO ARE WE
Mental health first training was set up as a company that provides accessible and affordable training to everyone not just companies that have big training budgets.
The company consists of two main trainers that have been delivering Mental health training within the construction industry with great feedback and success for some time now ( please see our feedback and testimonial tab) .
Mental health within the construction industry has long been a issue that has been embroiled in stigma and discrimination “ man up “ has frequently been the answer to anyone with the courage to ask for help in relation to mental distress leading to many taking there own lives .
Two people within the construction industry take their own lives on a daily basis , usually males , that’s someone’s father , brother , son , uncle that could have been helped with some basic knowledge on how to approach and assist in finding the right support.
One of our head instructors is proof that this works , please see matt story in the my journey tab on this website.
We decided that we wanted to take this training out to all aspects of business and the community so we set up Mental Health First which offers MHFA England approved and accredited courses
MHFA England accredited courses are the only mental health first aid courses that are approved by the Royal Society of Public Health.
From delivering the adult courses we found that much of the mental illness that people endure on a daily basis start before the age of 18 so we decided to include the youth courses within our training service.
As you will see from our feedback we are down to earth in our training methodology with personal experience of mental health issues , we bring both our experience and message of recovery into our training.
The trainers wont just deliver a taught out the book lesson plan , we bring ourselves into the learning in an appropriate enthusiastic manner.
So who is Mental Health First Training , we are a couple of guys that have worked within a hard industry that stigmatised mental illness , we have come through the other side with a message of recovery and a thirst to help people understand how to help someone with mental health issues and maybe that person that has the right knowledge and understanding to help .
THIS NOT AS EASY AS IT SOUNDS.
Listening to someone , really listening takes skill , most of the time as someone talks we are thinking of our reply and with this we can miss important information.
Listening non judgementally , without thinking about how we feel about what someone is saying , how it fits in with our beliefs but actually trying to hear their feelings and thoughts as they feel and experience their own reality