MHFA Instructor Advice

Mental Health First Aiders, we  hope you are well and managing to look after yourselves in this incredibly challenging time we find ourselves in. Whether you trained with us at the teaching school three years ago or whether you have been recently trained in Mental Health First Aid as part of our GM Mentally Healthy Schools you are part of our North West MHFA network and we want you to know we are still here for you. As a Mental Health First Aider you a part of a network of more than 500,000 people with mental health first aid skills and these skills have never been so important. Schools and most businesses across the country have moved to remote working and this in itself brings its own pressures. 

We know from talking to some of you how you are still managing to use your mental health first aid skills to continue to check-in remotely with children, young people and of course colleagues. At this time many of you will also be using your Mental Health First Aid Skills to check on friends and family too.

 Mental Health First Aid England have published some really useful updates to resources in light of the current situation and we wanted to share them with you.

  • Mental Health First Aiders Role-page 5 about remote working is particularly useful – click here to access 
  • Here are the Mental Health First Aid guides for everyone working at home – click here to access 
  • Sarah Macintosh the Director of People at MHFA England shared a brilliant article in Personnel Today which is worth reading – click here