Mental health first aid training (MHFA) is a programme that helps to educate people on how to identify and assist someone who is suffering from a mental health or drug use condition.
The programme is intended to assist people in recognising early warning signs of mental health conditions, providing initial assistance and support to someone in difficulty and helping to connect them to external professional support. Our partners at the Football Mental Health Alliance are delivering a session on Monday, 23rd October (6pm-9pm) with details as follows:
Mental Health First Aid Training - Level 1
Monday 23rd October 2023
Online via MS Teams
£36.00 per person
Book on here
By having a mental health first aider, Clubs will allow people attached to the Club to know that there is at least one individual whom they can approach to discuss any aspect of mental health and just like at pro Clubs, this will allow more people to spot potential signs of mental health conditions.
Furthermore, mental health first aid training can help to promote the importance of mental health and reduce the stigma around seeking help for mental health conditions.
This can encourage people to speak up and seek help if they or anyone they know, are experiencing mental health challenges. This can lead to better overall mental health and well-being within the club, helping to create a more supportive and inclusive culture.
If there is a safeguarding concern within your Club, everyone knows who to contact. Can you say the same if there is a mental health concern?
The FMHA are also offering access to The Vault, a plethora of mental health resources and support that is tailor-made for grassroots clubs.