Our very own Julie Briggs has qualified as a 'Mental Health First Aider'

Congratulations to our very own Julie Briggs who recently attended a 2 day Supervising First Aid For Mental Health course run by Fat Panda First Aid Training. She successfully passed and is now a Mental Health First Aider.

She said. “After my 2 day First Aid for Mental Health training course I feel so much more prepared to deal with staff mental health issues in our work place, especially in the light of this awful virus. I was speaking to a very outgoing, confident young lady recently who said that she is finding the transition from lockdown to back to work very difficult. It is often the people that you wouldn’t think were struggling that are! Please, please try to treat mental health issues as you would physical health issues. I appreciate that It can be so hard as sadly we can’t always see when someone is suffering mentally.

I learnt a lot from the course and was delighted to share some of my own experiences and hear from other attendees in the group too. It was a very professional, interesting course delivered by two ex-nurses who are passionate and knowledgeable about their subject matter. My thanks go to both Aileen and Tricia from Fat Panda First Aid Training.

Posted: 22nd June 2020

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