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Mental Health First Aid Training

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) can make a powerful difference.

We are all being encouraged to speak up when feeling low or stressed. It is so important that those we turn to for help know the best things to say and do. This is why YANA believes that Mental Health First Aid Training is so important in rural businesses and communities.

Just like good First Aid for physical health, being given the appropriate aid to help mental health can provide comfort and relief, help to prevent a problem from getting worse and signpost other useful sources of assistance.

YANA Mental First Aid Training Courses

YANA organises Mental First Aid Training Courses in Norfolk, Suffolk and Worcestershire.

Our courses are free to attend. They last for two full days. Our YANA accredited MHFA England trainers are dedicated professionals who understand the mental health pressures in rural areas.

We are grateful to the Prince’s Countryside Fund for their financial support for YANA MHFA courses.

Want to be on a YANA Mental First Aid Training Course?

We select each group of participants carefully, for their eligibility for training and for their potential to use the training they receive to offer Mental Health First Aid in the workplace, in the friend and family networks and the wider rural community.  Participants are from across the industry including farmers, grain merchants, land agents, Young Farmers, CLA, NFU, Police, rural churches, RABI and FCN.

If you want to be considered for a place on one of next YANA MHFA courses then send us an email johoey@yanahelp.org.

YANA Mental Health First Aid Army

All the Mental Health First Aiders YANA has trained are now better placed to be able to offer the right help to colleagues, friends or family members whenever it is needed. We call them our YANA Army and we continue to support our MHFA trainees by providing regular updates and useful information to help them improve mental wellness including:

For more information about Mental Health First Aid England see mhfaengland.org.


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