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Resources Newsletter - July 2020

Better understand the impact of COVID-19 on anxiety in children

Join a free four hour online course from The University of East Anglia.
The impact of coronavirus can be seen on every facet of our society. One of the key challenges of these unprecedented times is the heightened risks caused by anxiety, especially in younger people.

On this course, you’ll learn what anxiety is and how to support young people suffering from anxiety in the time of coronavirus.With mental health professionals at the University of East Anglia and partnering mental health organisations, you’ll discover triggers and signs of anxiety to look out for. You’ll also discover practical solutions for helping the young people in your life, and where to find additional help.

Become a Mental Health First Aider - for Children and Young People

FInd out about the ROLE OF THE  MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDER by clicking

VIRTUAL Youth Introductory Course 
Tuesday 21st & Wednesday 22nd July

4 hours' duration - split over 2 consecutive afternoons.
Offered at a subsidised rate of £70, including materials.

Face-to-face events, with social distancing Full 2 day courses face-to-face courses, offered at a subsidised rate,
reducing the standard cost by £50, to £250 including materials

Request a place by e-mailing -, or click the links, above.
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 this Autumn.
Register my Interest in the new Youth MHFA Online Course

Case Study:
Business protecting mental health of employees during COVID-19

How one firm has had to act quickly and responsibly to ensure it is following the government’s guidance on how businesses and employers can help to limit the spread of the virus. 

Click HERE

We all know that wellbeing is good for business  and that healthy people  are happier, more engaged  and more productive.
Practical mental health skills and awareness training is a key component for creating a safe, healthy workplace where  the mental health and physical health of employees are valued equally. It gives people the tools to support their own mental health and that of their colleagues, and encourages them to access  timely support when needed.
Poor mental  health costs UK employers up to £45 billion each year. But for every £1 spent by employers on mental  health interventions, they get back £5 in reduced absence, presenteeism, and staff turnover. (Deloitte,  2020)
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
NEW VIRTUAL Adult Introductory Course
Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th July

4 hours' duration - split over 2 consecutive afternoons.
Offered at a subsidised rate of £70, including materials.

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 Thurs 22nd & Fri 23rd October
  Mon 2nd & Tue 3rd November
Wed 25th & Thurs 26th November

The virtual course opens online two days before the live sessions, when you can access independent  learning materials, exercises, quizzes and videos.
 The live online sessions, are clustered over two 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 -
Do you have a few minutes spare to help GPs better support men with eating disorders?
The University of Nottingham has developed a short animation about male eating disorders as a future educational tool for GPs. This animation is a collation of men’s experiences told in their own words and our team at MHFA England has helped ensure the video is accessible.
Please watch the animation and answer a few questions about your awareness and confidence supporting someone with an eating disorder, before and after watching the animation. 
To access the clip and questions, click HERE.
Results from this will be fed back anonymously for evaluation. Your feedback will be valuable in shaping the way this film is used with GPs.

Helpful resources

Public Health England - Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19) 
Government advice on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

City Mental Health Alliance - Supporting colleagues
Resources to help organisations support their colleagues, including how to manage remote teams in challenging times.

Every Mind Matters - Coronavirus and wellbeing
Includes ten tips to help if you are worried about coronavirus, and advice on maintaining your wellbeing while staying at home.

Mental Health At Work - Coronavirus and isolation: supporting yourself and your colleagues 
Mental Health At Work has grouped together resources to support one another’s mental health through the outbreak and through working remotely. 

Mental Health Foundation - Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak
Some tips to help you, your friends and your family to look after your mental health, including how to avoid rumour and speculation which can fuel anxiety.

Mind - Coronavirus and your wellbeing 
Information including practical advice for staying at home, taking care of your mental wellbeing, and finding support for benefits or housing.

Rethink Mental Illness - Covid-19 and mental illness
Online hub of practical support and information for people living with, or supporting people with mental illness.

Samaritans - If you're worried about your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak
Support and guidance for anyone worried about their mental health. 

Student Minds - Coronavirus resources
Guidance for the university community on looking after your mental health, including ways you can support friends and family, guidance for those experiencing xenophobia and racism, and for those with ongoing mental health difficulties.

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