The first line of defence
Just as conventional first aiders administer help to a physically injured person, we can train Mental Health First Responders to become equipped to deliver immediate care to a person who might be experiencing a personal crisis or developing a mental health issue.
These designated responders are not trained to become mental health professionals, but rather develop a better understanding, basic skills training and awareness when it comes to accessing support. By training a number of team members to better understand when a colleague may be suffering or in need of immediate help, our REACH programme offers an effective way to break down stigma and create a space where people feel able to seek help when they are struggling.
This is a two day course, delivered by experienced and fully qualified mental health professionals, and can be undertaken by a maximum of 20 people at a time.