Mental Health First Aid, Derby - One Day Workshop

Become a certified Mental Health First Responder! A one day mental health first aid workshop, giving you the knowledge and skills to understand and identify some of the most common mental health issues, provide support and to foster positive mental health for yourself and others.

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Mental Health First Aid, Derby - One Day Workshop

Time & Location

01 Jun 2019, 10:30 – 17:30

Whistlewood Common, The Common, Derby DE73, UK

About The Event

Please note: tickets for this workshop are booked through Whistlewood Common directly at

We all have mental health, just as we have physical health. And just like our physical health may need taking care of from time to time, it's the same with our mental health. Our one day mental health first aid workshop is designed to act as an introduction to some of the most common mental health issues, giving you the knowledge and skills to help identify and assist people struggling with their mental health.

The course will cover:

- What is mental health?

- The stigma around mental health and the barriers to openly discussing our mental health

- The most common types of mental health : depression, anxiety, PTSD, Addiction, Bipolar and other psychosis

- How to approach someone if you are concerned about their mental health

- Mental health toolkit for supporting someone else

- How to self care, including protecting against compassion fatigue and burnout

- Developing a culture of support around mental health

At the end of the course you will be a certified Mental Health First Responder, with the knowledge and resources to provide first level response, whether that’s within the workplace, home or social environment. You’ll have the confidence and skills to identify and support others with their own mental health, as well as being more aware of your own.

The workshop consists of a mixture of presentation work, small group exercises and larger group discussion. You will be given a mental health first responder manual to take away with you and at the end of the course you will be presented with your mental health first responder certificate. This is a certified workshop and counts as CPD, to the value of 7 hours.

Drinks and light refreshments are provided, however lunch is not included so please make arrangements for this.

About the venue

Whistlewood common is a unique venue situated in the Derbyshire countryside just outside Melbourne. It is a community owned site, supported by the National Forest and operates as a sustainable eco site for festivals, workshops and events throughout the year. The straw bale roundhouse provides the venue for our workshop - a unique structure constructed from environmentally friendly materials, including around 9000 recycled wine bottles providing underfloor insulation. Set against the beautiful backdrop it is designed to be a space to be a part of the natural world around us, and provides the perfect environment for discussing or mental wellbeing. Please see for more information on the venue.

Situated 20 minutes outside Derby city centre, with good road access via the A50, A38, A42 and M1 as well as public transport links.





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