Covid-19 and Mental Health First Aid

This latest lockdown has been tough. Even though there are more freedoms than the last one many people are really feeling it. They may be isolated, worried about finances, job insecurity, housing problems, unable to accesss mental health services, unable to exercise and access other positive coping mechanisms.

A recent study from the Centre For Mental Health predicts that up to 8.5 million adults and 1.5 million children in England will need support for a variety of mental health conditions in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorders and other mental health difficulties. Read their report here.

Positive coping strategies for mental health during covid. Source U.N.

These numbers are terrifying, this is the equivalent of 20% of all adults and 15% of all children.

Mental Health First Aid training gives you knowledge of positive coping mechanisms to improve mental wellbeing and also and the ability to act on the warning signs of poor mental health and give vital support to those who may be suffering.

Recovery from many mental health conditions is much more likely when caught early on.

Now is the time to act and ensure that you have all the tools at your disposal to not only help others but to look after your own mental health too.

I have a few spaces left on my Adult Online Mental Health First Aid course starting on 8th December. Use code MHFA30 at checkout for and extra £30 off the already discounted price.

If you’re struggling with money, as many of us are at present, please contact me as further concessions are possible for those that need it.

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