act now

April is Stress Awareness Month – #ACTNOW

Stress is not necessarily a bad thing – the “fight or flight” response that helps us to focus our attention. If our body experiences stress over a prolonged period of time however, this can actually be very detrimental – it attacks the weakest part of our physiology – causing physical problems like heart disease, insomnia, digestive issues, immune system challenges, etc to more serious mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression.

Here at CHSG we recognise mental health is just as important as physical health so this month we urge you to take some time to look at your stress levels. We’ll be helping you to recognise what little changes you can make to have a bigger impact over the month, and we’ll be adding to our Stress Awareness section for more info.

We will also be supporting The Stress Management Society with their 2023 theme #actnow and MHFA England® by holding two Mental Health First Aid courses – find our more info on these below:we’ll be adding to our

MHFA Remote Mental Health First Aid Course

This online Mental Health First Aid Course is ideal for individuals you want to become Mental Health First Aiders and will be delivered online over 4 sessions. Mental Health First Aid Training, certified by MHFA England, is the only MHFA course properly certified by the original International Licence Holders.

Numbers on this course are limited to 16 to ensure that learners are engaged and kept safe and supported throughout the course. All learners will receive a digital copy of the MHFA Manual and a hard copy of the Workbook and Action Plan. You can request hard copies of the manual if you would prefer.

Upon successful completion of this course, Mental Health First Aiders will become members of MHFA England for 3 years with access to the MHFAE Online Learning Hub, the CPD within, and the MHFAider Support App.

Next dates:

Thursday 18th, 20th, 25th & 27th April

MHFA Mental Health First Aid Refresher

This half day course has been developed by MHFA England to allow existing Mental Health First Aiders and Champions to refresh their MHFA Skills.  We recommend that Mental Health First Aiders and MHFA Champions attend a Refresher course every three years.

The four hour MHFA Refresher course will empower you to:

  • Keep your wareness of mental health supports current
  • Update your knowledge of mental health and what influences it
  • Practice applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan.

This MHFA Refresher course is only for people who have completed an Adult MHFA two-day or one-day course.

New date:

Thursday 27th April


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