The report by Faiza Khaliq (BME Mental Health Community Development Worker, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust) shows that MHFA achieved its learning outcomes in the target group and is recommended for continued use in BME (Black and minority ethnic groups) and VCS (Voluntary Community Sector). The report also gives further recommendations for work with MHFA in these communities.
This evaluation was produced in the context of Bristol’s mental health promotion strategy 2008- 2011 which included an emphasis on supporting delivery of race equality in mental health care whilst reducing stigma and encouraging help-seeking behaviour. The aim of this project was to build capacity within Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) organisations and voluntary and charitable services working with BME communities in Bristol.
Six courses were delivered to 81 delegates over a year. Trainers, content, materials, learning exercises and environment were predominantly rated by delegates as “excellent/very good” and “good”. The report recommended further rollout within BME communities on the basis of this feedback.
Khaliq, F. 2011. Evaluation of Mental Health First Aid Training for Voluntary and Charitable Services working with Black and Minority Ethnic individuals in Bristol, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust