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Resources Newsletter - August 2020

This week, students across the UK will be on tenterhooks awaiting the results of their A Levels or GCSEs.

These periods are often accompanied with feelings of stress, anxiety and worthlessness - particularly where a young person does not achieve the grades they anticipated. All this tension can also leave parents feeling the pressure.

Advice for Young People

Advice for Parents & Carers

A survey of more than 16,000 people during lockdown by the charity Mind has revealed the scale of the impact of the pandemic on people with mental health problems.

65% of adults over 25 and 75% of young people aged 13-24 with an existing mental health problem reported worse mental health.

22%  of adults with no previous experience of poor mental health now say that their mental health is poor or very poor.
To read the full report, click HERE

The #SelfcareSummer campaign from the Anna Freud Centre highlights various self-care strategies young people have told us help them when they are feeling low or anxious. 
For Primary Age Group Information click HERE
For Secondary Age Group Information click HERE
We are working on a NEW Online version of the YOUTH Mental Health First Aid course, leading to certification as a Mental Health FIrst Aider.

Click below to register your interest in this innovative course, which will be available from October.
Register my Interest in the new Youth MHFA Online Course
The pandemic has brought employee mental health & wellbeing firmly into the foreground for employers, with 90% of businesses reporting an increase in the importance of mental health & wellbeing (source: REBA, 2020).

There is some uncertainty about how much of an impact the strains to mental health & wellbeing will have on overall business performance, however as high pressure working environments seem to be here to stay, there may be no better time to invest in your workforce's resilience

I'm interested in Team Training for my Organisation
Become a Mental Health First Aider - for Adults
FInd out about the ROLE OF THE  MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDER by clicking

Become a Mental Health First Aider - for Adults
Two Day Full Certification Face-to-Face Courses (with social distancing)

Wed 7 th & Thurs 8th October BASINGSTOKE
Tue 10th & Wed 11th November READING
Thurs 10th & Fri 11th December GUILDFORD

NEW Virtual Online Full Certification Adult MHFA Courses   Mon 2nd to Thurs 5th November (Morning sessions)

The virtual course opens online a week before the live sessions, when you can access independent  learning materials, exercises, quizzes and videos.
 The live online sessions, are clustered over consecutive days (dates given above), and the resources remain available to you for a further month.
Following completion, you become registered as a Mental Health First Aider (Adults).

Both live and virtual courses are offered at a subsidised rate of £250, including hard copy materials.
Just click on the links to register, or to request a place e-mail -

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