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Mental Health First Aid Grants

SCODP are pleased to announce that a grant from Councillor Bole now enables us to offer free places on our Mental Health First Aid Training Courses. Details of the course and how to apply for grant funding is given below.

Our Adult Mental Health First Aid course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider.

This course helps you to gain:

  • An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
  • Practical skills to spot the signs and triggers of mental health issues
  • Confidence to step in, reassure, and support a person in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills (such as non-judgemental listening)
  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support, including self-help, employer-assisted support, the NHS voluntary sector or other such resources

What to expect:

The training takes place over two full-day sessions; through a series of group activities, presentations and discussions, each session is built around a mental health first aid action plan.

When you successfully complete the course, you will receive:

  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it;
  • A workbook including a helpful tool-kit to support your own mental health;
  • A certificate of attendance to confirm you are a mental health first aider

When and where:

9th and 10th October 2019 – Stowmarket Library, Milton Road, Stowmarket IP14 1EX

24th and 25th October 2019 – Castle Hill Community Centre, Room 3, Highfield Rd, Ipswich IP1 6DG

Grant funding:

If you are a disabled person or a carer and would like to attend the course but cannot afford the usual £200 course fee, please complete the grant form and return it to:  The number of grant funded places is limited on each course.  We aim to let you know within 5 working days if your application has been successful.

Grant application form: Grant funding MHFA