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Mental Health First Aid Training available

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160718 Mental Health imageAt some point in our lives mental health has affected us all. It affects how we feel, how we think and also how we behave but do we recognise the symptoms in order to manage and deal with mental health effectively?

This 2 day internationally recognised course is open to any Civil Servants and will teach you to recognise the symptoms of mental health issues, provide initial help, and will also provide information on how to guide a person towards seeking appropriate professional help.

What you will learn

  • What is mental health?
  • Suicide and depression
  • Anxiety, eating disorders, and self harm
  • Psychosis

In each section you’ll learn how to:

  • Spot the early signs of a mental health issue
  • Feel confident helping someone experiencing a mental health issue
  • Provide help on a first aid basis
  • Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
  • Help stop a mental health issue from getting worse
  • Help someone recover faster
  • Guide someone towards the right support
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health issues


5th and 6th October, the 8th and 9th November or the 6th and 7th December

There are 3 courses available and they are for 2 full days - you must be able to  attend from 9 am to 5 pm.

Where: Old Tree Court Job Centre, Exeter Street, Plymouth

The usual cost of this 2 day training course is £300 however the Charity for Civil Servants will be running the training at a reduced rate of £60 per person which will be invoiced to your finance departments.

A minimum of 16 people need to secure a place, in order for the training course to go ahead. You will need your line manager’s approval that your department will pay travel and subsistence costs, plus the £60 for the course. 

If you have any questions please contact Heidi Stephens via email

Booking is online here via Eventbrite - October, November, December

Civil Service Local is committed to ensuring that wherever possible our events are accessible to all participants. If you have any specific requirements that will enable you to fully participate, please let us know and we will endeavour to make any reasonable adjustments.

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