YANA gets closer to reaching its target of training 250 Mental Health First Aiders in East Anglia & Worcestershire in two years.
This month we trained our 200th Mental Health First Aider, bringing the total to 201. If you, or someone you know, is interested in the 2-day training then take a look at how to apply for a place on one of our MHFA training courses.
A constant flow of enquiries
We received an overwhelming number of new enquires and applications for the Mental Health First Aid training this year.
Many people tell us they find themselves having more conversations they just don’t feel equipped to have. Others have become more aware of issues related to mental health and want to do their bit to help.
We were delighted to welcome attendees from a range of businesses including Harrowden Turf, Crop Systems Ltd, NFU Mutual, Kiln Farm Nursery, Wilson Wraight, William Morfoot, the Rural Police, and Essence Foods, plus vets, farmers and farming family members.
They all came together to learn new things about mental health, and often about themselves too.
“Fantastic initiative by YANA, and the trainer was an excellent tutor”
Open and supportive attendees
We are always amazed at how well our attendees develop as a cohesive and caring group, facilitated so well by our facilitators.
One attendee recently told us “The group was really supportive and created a safe space”. This makes for a richer learning experience and enables a greater chance of success using the tools learnt.
Investing in mental health
YANA is proud to invest in training so many Mental Health First Aiders in order to equip the sector to be able to take care of its mental health better. The hope is that one day, every farm or business will be confident that they will have contact with at least one person who can help them.
Just as important, is the fact that many crises will be prevented. Catching poor mental health early means lives will be saved.
Thank you to all our supporters
It is only with the support of every individual and group that has donated to YANA, the Princes Countryside Fund, the Clarke Charitable Trust, and the Norfolk Community Foundation that we have been able to achieve this.
And, of course, thanks has to go to our amazing facilitators who always receive such positive feedback.
“The trainer was excellent and the content and level of practical exercises worked really well”
Seven more Mental Health First Aid courses this year
We are currently taking bookings for the courses listed below. If you are interested in attending the training, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact details.
- 22nd & 23rd June, Worcestershire
- 5th & 6th July, Trinity Park, Ipswich
- 14th & 15th July, Croxton Park, nr Thetford, Norfolk – FULL
- 7th & 8th September, Worcestershire
- 12th & 13th October, Croxton Park, nr Thetford, Norfolk
- 19th & 20th October, Trinity Park, Ipswich
- 17th & 18th November, Norfolk Showground, Norwich
If you, or someone you know, is interested in the 2-day training then take a look at how to apply for a place on one of our MHFA training courses.