I have been a supporter of Mental Health Motorbike and have helped out wherever possible with the donation of books for them to sell for fundraising. It is with this in mind the I wanted to help with awareness of the training courses they run.
Could you spot the signs of a friend, family member or fellow biker struggling with depression, anxiety or stress? Good mental health is just as important as good physical health.
Mental health first aid is also as much about maintaining good health as it is about spotting the signs and helping others.
As an ambassador for Mental Health Motorbike and a Mental Health First Aider I would recommend this course to anyone.
Additionally you will be helping with our primary goal of placing an MHFA in every town and city across the UK and helping reduce suicide rates in the community.
Need to know more? The following information is taken from https://mhfaengland.org
Would you know how to help?
We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. Mental ill health can strike at any time and can affect people from all walks of life.
Although things are improving, stigma still exists around mental ill health. As a society, we don’t tend to know how to take care of our mental health like we do our physical health. This means that people may not know how to support a friend, family member or colleague experiencing a mental health issue, or where to go for support with their own mental health.
Become a Mental Health First Aider
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.
MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.
You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.
You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more.
What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you.