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Distance Learning & Web-based Course details

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We’re now delivering some of our First Aid for Mental Health (FA4MH) courses via a mixture of home learning, webinar & support – they’re the same great OfQual regulated courses – delivered differently for these different times! This post details how the courses will run as an over view – and then has specific guidance […]

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We’ve become a CIC

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We’ve big news – Mental Health North West has become a Community Interest Company. When I first started delivering courses under the name Mental Health North West the aim was simple – to get help for mental health issues as much recognition as it needs – to help people have the skills to help someone […]

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Meeting & walking with a stranger

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I recently offered some free supported walks for people struggling during lockdown – the response was huge. Now for me this is relatively easy – its kinda what I’ve done for a living for over a decade – but a lot of lovely people reached out to ask how they could do the same. Which […]

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Coping Strategies for Lockdown

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The announcement of a second lockdown for parts of the UK has led to many people getting in touch with us concerned about how they’ll cope – so below are some simple tips to help you get through the next few weeks. 1. Acceptance I know it might be difficult – but the covid measures […]

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Sources of Support & Advice

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We all need help from time to time – and sometimes that help might be specific advice, it might be technical knowleldge or it might just be someone to listen & tell us we’re not alone. We’ve put this list together of organisations and sources of information that we know work – there are literally […]

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Online Learning Resources

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This list is always going to be an ongoing project – and from time to time we’ll review and update it – if you’ve suggestions of your own then we’d love to hear them – please put them in the comments at the end of this post and we’ll review and where applicable add them. […]

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Get Outside to boost your Mental Health

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updated for lockdown! Study after study shows that time spent outdoors is not only beneficial for our physical health but is also great for our Mental Health – a double win! The interesting thing about most of this research is that it’s not big dramatic challenges like scaling a mountain or running a marathon that […]

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Our Covid-19 Measures

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We fully appreciate that you might well have some concerns about attending a course potentially with strangers in a new-to-you location. So we thought we’d let you know what measures we’re taking to help keep everyone safe during this challenging times. In line with UK Govt. measures announced Oct 12th: We will be basing our […]

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Starting a conversation; saving a life

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This post originally appeared on our sister site Mountain Services but it’s very relevant here and gives a little insight into our Lead Instructor Kelvyn James ‘other’ life. Last year there were 6859 preventable deaths in the UK & Republic of Ireland. 6859. Let that sink in for a moment. 6859. I’m talking about suicide […]