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The course will teach you to identify quickly someone who may be experiencing mental health issues who is in need, and how to help them

A free mental health first aid course is being held from next week for H&F residents but you only have until 23 April to sign up.

The course will teach you to identify quickly someone who may be experiencing mental health issues who is in need, and how to help them. The courses don’t teach people to be therapists, but they do teach people to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis - and potentially reach out to someone before a crisis happens.

After completion, participants will become a qualified mental health first aider with licenced instructors, MHFA England.

“This is a great opportunity for residents to receive training which can do real good in our community,” said Cllr Ben Coleman, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care. 

The course is broken up into four half-day sessions. Two will be held next week, on Wednesday 24 April and Thursday 25 April, while the remaining two will be held next month on 13 and 14 May. Each will take place from 9.30am to 1.30pm.

The course is being run at the Invention Rooms at Imperial College London in Wood Lane, White City. Participants must attend all sessions to complete the course.

Email Caroline Lister at caroline.lister@peabody.org.uk by Tuesday 23 April to sign up.

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