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Cambridgeshire FA offers Mental Health First Aid Training to grassroots clubs

The first session is on Monday 23rd October.

Cambridgeshire FA, in conjunction with The Football Mental Health Alliance (FMHA), has announced the latest date for Mental Health First Aid Training. 

Taking place online via Microsoft Teams on Monday 23rd October, Mental Health First Aid Training (MHFA) is a programme that helps to educate people on how to identify and assist someone who is suffering from a mental health or drug use condition.

This session is an intention from The Football Mental Health Alliance to work towards having at least one person in every grassroots club mental health first aid trained. 

The training is intended to assist people in recognising early warning signs of mental health conditions, providing initial assistance and support to someone in difficulty and helping to connect them to external professional support. 

Mental Health First Aid Training - Level 1 (Certificated)

When: Monday 23rd October 2023 (6pm-9pm)
Where: Online via Microsoft Teams
Cost: £36.00 per person

By having a mental health first aider, Clubs will allow their stakeholders to know that there is at least one individual whom they can approach to discuss any aspect of mental health and just like at pro Clubs, this will allow more people to spot potential signs of mental health conditions.

Furthermore, mental health first aid training can help to promote the importance of mental health and reduce the stigma around seeking help for mental health conditions.

This can encourage people to speak up and seek help if they or anyone they know, are experiencing mental health challenges. This can lead to better overall mental health and well-being within the club, helping to create a more supportive and inclusive culture. 

The skills acquired through MHFA training are valuable and transferable, promoting well-being and mental health support in various aspects of life.

Joanne Knox, CEO at Cambridgeshire FA said, “The importance of Mental Health First Aid training cannot be overstated. We’ve come together with FMHA to make it accessible both by price and time to our grassroots clubs. 

“The benefits of Mental Health First Aid training are numerous, from helping with early intervention, enhanced safety and welfare, reduction of stigma, enhanced player performance and improved communication.”

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