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Mental Health

Expression of interest for future courses

Our course for 24th and 25th October is now full.  If you would like to be informed of upcoming courses across Suffolk and Norfolk, please complete our Expression of Interest form here: Expression of interest

Grant funding will also be available for some of our future courses.  Please indicate on the above form if you would require grant funding to attend.

Grant funding:

To apply for grant funding to attend this course please click this link: /mental-health-first-aid-grants


Suffolk Coalition of Disabled People are proud to offer Mental Health First Aid Training Courses

Did you know?

  • 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health issue in their lifetime.
  • People facing financial pressure can be prone to mental ill health
  • Mental Health services are in crisis

Who is this course for?

  • Anyone who believes Mental Health First Aid is as important as physical first aid
  • Anyone who wants to learn techniques to help someone experiencing mental health distress
  • Anyone who knows a friend or family member who struggles with mental ill health.

What Mental Health First Aid does:

  • Teaches proven techniques to assist the first aider to support someone in mental health distress
  • Explains mental health conditions such as stress, anxiety, depression to more complex conditions such as psychosis and schizo-effective disorder

What Mental Health First Aid isn’t:

  • A replacement for a fully funded mental health Service
  • a Counselling course or Mental Health on the cheap
  • Make you an expert on mental health

Course Details

  • It is delivered over two days between 09:30 to 16:30
  • It is delivered by an external Mental Health First Aid Certified Instructor

Course 1:

When:                       9th and 10th October 2019

Where:                      Stowmarket Library, Milton Road, Stowmarket, IP14 1EX

Cost: The course will cost £200 per person, including all refreshments, a sandwich lunch, a manual and a certificate for successful completion

Booking: Places are limited to 15.  The booking form for Stowmarket is here Stowmarket Oct 2019

Course 2 – now full:

When:                  24th and 25th October 2019

Where:                Room 3, Castle Hill Community Centre, Highfield Rd, Ipswich IP1 6DG

Cost:                    The cost is £200 per person including refreshments, lunch, manual and a certificate of completion

Booking: Places are limited to 15.  The booking form for Ipswich is here October 2019 booking form

If you are interested in arranging an ‘in-house’ training course with us, please email Becca at: who will be happy to discuss your requirements.