Posted: 4th June 2013
MHFA England is pleased to announce that it has teamed up with Social Spider CIC to gift MHFA instructors with free subscriptions to ONEinFOUR magazine. From April 2013 onwards, all new MHFA and Youth MHFA instructors will receive a year's free subscription to the only national, quarterly magazine written largely by people with mental health difficulties, which provides news, feature articles and tips surrounding mental health and wellbeing from an experiential point of view. Says Poppy Jaman, CEO of MHFA England: "Part of what makes our Instructors the best in their field is their ability to see things from the individual's perspective. ONEinFOUR magazine will be a very helpful and informative insight into the lives of those experiencing mental ill health. "As an organisation we value and encourage the voices of those who know how it feels to be unwell - and what has helped on their journey of...
Posted: 21st May 2013
The National Union of Students released survey results which revealed that 20% of students are experiencing mental ill health and that more needs to be done to help this community. Poppy Jaman, CEO of MHFA reacted to the news and said: "The results of NUS survey are unfortunately not that surprising and closely mirror the national statistics of one in four people being at risk of developing mental ill health. The student community is considered high risk for mental ill health, with exams, intense studying and living away from home for the first time all contributing factors. "MHFA England has trained instructors in 18 universities and colleges to help students and staff to learn how spot the early signs of mental ill health and provide support on a first aid basis. Where symptoms of poor mental health are spotted early and appropriate support and treatment is put in place...
Posted: 30th April 2013
Working with Combat Stress, the Royal British Legion and SSAFA, MHFA England is delighted to announce the launch of a new MHFA course designed for those who are part of, or in contact with the Armed Forces Community. MHFA for the Armed Forces Community was announced today by Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter. Press release can be found here. Full details of the course to come, with the roll out planned for the summer of 2013.
Posted: 14th March 2013
Partnership between MHFA and KMPT flourishes to help equip people to educate people about personality disorders. Full details here
Posted: 22nd February 2013
On January 16th 2013, President Barack Obama announced his "Now Is the Time" plan, which put forward a new series of executive actions and legislative proposals to help curb gun violence. The plan includes several mental health proposals focused on recognising and treating mental health issues in children and youth. As part of the plan, Obama recommends Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training to help teachers, staff and other adults interacting with young people to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental illnesses and to assist them with finding appropriate professional treatment. More details can be found on the MHFA Australia site here.
Posted: 21st February 2013
From a Department of Health Press release on 21st Febraury 2013: The health at work network is announcing a new pledge that all employers can sign up to - to better support young people lead healthier lives when they start their working career. The network's Chair Dame Carol Black is pleased to announce that a number of companies and organisations have signed up to the Young People in the Workplace pledge including, Mars, dairy company Rodda's, leading foodservice supplier 3663, contract caterer Bartlett Mitchell and the Department of Health. They are also joined by Mental Health First Aid England, Community Interest Company (MHFA), along with 15 local primary schools and sports clubs in the North East. MHFA will work with these 15 organisations to provide Youth Mental Health First Aid, a training programme designed specifically for those people that teach, work, live with or care for young people aged...
Posted: 14th February 2013
The third annual Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England awards ceremony took place on 13 February 2013 at the House of Lords in London. The awards recognise those who have championed mental health wellbeing and helped increase public understanding of mental health issues in England. Professor Lord Patel of Bradford OBE, Patron of MHFA England, is hosting the celebratory event to recognize the exceptional work done by individuals and organisations to increase the mental health awareness and resilience of communities through mental health first aid. Professor Lord Patel of Bradford OBE said:"I am delighted to host and celebrate the work of Mental Health First Aid England, an organisation that creates positive changes in the lives of people with mental ill health. Tackling mental health is everyone's responsibility. We need to create more opportunities within local communities for individuals and families to foster positive change. MHFA is a vital resource...
Posted: 10th October 2012
£50,000 to train regionís schools and sports clubs to improve young peopleís mental health.
Posted: 3rd October 2012
MHFA join inititive with Linklaters and KPMG.
Posted: 25th July 2012
MHFA listed in Department of Health press release.