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Mental Health First Aid

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St Werburghs Community Centre

Horley Road

St Werburghs

Bristol

BS2 9TJ

United Kingdom

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Would you know how to help?

We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. Mental ill health can strike at any time and can affect people from all walks of life.

Although things are improving, stigma still exists around mental ill health. As a society, we don't tend to know how to take care of our mental health like we do our physical health. This means that people may not know how to support a friend, family member or colleague experiencing a mental health issue, or where to go for support with their own mental health.

Become a Mental Health First Aider

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.

You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.

You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more.

What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you.

Light refreshments and vegetarian lunch provided.

St. Werburghs Community Centre buildings are fully accessible and all rooms are situated on ground level. There are automatic doors and ramps making access to the buildings easier and a hearing loop in the training room we are using.

Trainer: Suzanne pearson

Please note: Participants must be available for the full 2 day duration to receive their certification.

Your training instructor will be Suzanne Pearson. Suzanne is a very experienced trainer as well as a mental health practitioner, Registered Mental Health Nurse and Cognitive Behaviour Therapist. Suzanne has extensive experience of working with people who have mental health and emotional support needs in statutory and voluntary sector services. She is an independent mental health and social care trainer, and regularly tutors on further education and higher education courses

Venue & transport:

The address is: St Werburghs Community Centre, Horley Road, St Werburghs, Bristol BS2 9TJ

There is free on street parking around the community centre.

By Foot - We are located in St Werburghs by M32. From the City Centre follow the walking route along the river Frome, which begins by Staples near Cabot Circus. At the Junction 3 on M32 take the underpass towards St Werburghs and carry on by the other side of the motorway to Mina Road. The Community Centre is signposted from there. It is a pleasant walk and takes approximately 30 minutes.

By Bus – Services run close by the Centre up Sevier Street/York Street/St James Street. The No 5 linking the City Centre from Ruppert Street (near Bus Station opposite Primark) to Emersons Green. Also, 48/49 service on Stapleton Road/ Warwick Road. Short walk across the bridge over the M32.

By Bicycle – Cycling Route number 8 passes just south of the centre on the other side of the motorway, so access to the Centre from the route is available via the footbridge or by the Junction 3 underpass. We have secure bike parking facilities on site with CCTV coverage.

By Taxi - Local taxi numbers for pick up from the site are available on the following contact numbers: 0117 923 1515 and 0117 966 6800

By Rail – the closest station is Stapleton Road Railway which provides services hourly to Gloucester and Westbury and provides a local service (the Severn Beach Line) between Bristol Temple Meads and Avonmouth.

By Car – Both from the city centre and from outside Bristol the area as a whole is easily accessed via the M32 Junction 3. In Bristol links north to Montpelier/St Andrews, Horfield and Filton are accessible via Ashley Hill or Muller Road and links south are easily accessible through St Phillip’s Causeway.

The nearest electric vehicle charging points are:

•Children's Scrapstore, 21 Sevier Street, St Werburghs, Bristol, BS2 9LB

•Ikea Bristol, Eastgate Shopping Centre, Eastgate Road, Bristol, BS5 6XX

GPS/Satellite Navigation Users - Input Postcode BS2 9TJ (Horley Road)

Start and finish times:

Please arrive at 9.15 am for a prompt 9.30 am start, finish time will be 4.30 pm on both days. Participants must be available for the full 2 day duration to receive their certification.

Accessibility:

Should you have accessibility needs please let us know prior to the course, we wish to ensure comfort and some facilities require booking a month in advance. St. Werburghs Community Centre buildings are fully accessible and all rooms are situated on ground level. There are automatic doors and ramps making access to the buildings easier and a hearing loop in the training room we are using.

Refreshments and Comfort:

Light refreshments and breaks will be available during the day. We will provide a vegetarian platter lunch but are unfortunately unable to cater for specific dietary needs.

It is always difficult with a large group of people attending to find exactly the right temperature, so please dress in layers so that you can be as comfortable as possible.

Cancellation or unforeseen difficulties:

If you are unable to attend, please can you let us know as soon as possible by emailing training@bristolmind.org.uk Cancellation less than 4 weeks before date of delivery of the first training session, will incur a cancellation charge of 50% of agreed fees and cancellation less than 2 week before date of delivery of the first training session, will incur a cancellation charge of the full agreed fees.

Materials

We will be providing you with a workbook and manual which is yours to keep and refer to beyond the training.

Please note: Participants must be available for the full 2 day duration to receive their certification.

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Horley Road

St Werburghs

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BS2 9TJ

United Kingdom

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