200 free training places available to create local Mental Health Champions across East Riding of Yorkshire

Local mental health charity Hull and East Yorkshire Mind have up to 200 FREE places available on their Mental Health Awareness workshops, in a bid to help create local Mental Health Champions within communities and businesses across the East Riding of Yorkshire.

The free training places have been funded through an ongoing partnership with East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Public Health Department.

The free training will enable individuals to become local Mental Health Champions, and raise awareness of mental health within their local area.

The workshops will also enable individuals to be better equipped to spot the signs of poor mental health, how to support someone if they were struggling with poor mental health, and signpost them to the most appropriate services. They will also be providing attendees with tips and techniques on how to better manage and improve their own mental health and wellbeing.

The half-day workshop will be delivered face-to-face at various locations across the East Riding. All workshops are FREE to East Riding of Yorkshire residents. Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities.

Lyndsey McClements, Director of Operations at Hull and East Yorkshire Mind said:

“We are really excited to be holding these workshops, and to be building on our existing partnership with East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 1 in 4 people will experience poor mental health every year, but the stigma still attached to mental health creates a barrier to people getting the help they need and deserve. By creating Mental Health Champions, we can move towards a world where no-one has to face a mental health problem alone.”

Adam Gibson, Public Health Lead for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention at East Riding of Yorkshire Council said:

“With what has been a tough couple of years for everyone, having these sessions available within communities is a great tool to raise awareness of the benefits of taking care of yourself and looking after your mental health. These sessions will allow residents to better understand mental health, to develop the skills and techniques to maintain positive mental health, and equip them with the tools to support others.

“These sessions really compliment the Healthy Minds campaign in the East Riding, which hosts a wide range of mental health information, support and services. The resources can be accessed via www.eastridinghealthandwellbeing.co.uk/healthy-minds. ”

Everyone who completes the workshop will get:

  • A certificate of attendance
  • A FREE mental health champion badge

The following dates and locations are available:

  • Monday 11th April – 9am to 12.30pm at The Wellbeing Hub, Hessle, HU13 0HB
  • Tuesday 17th May – 1pm to 4.30pm at Beverley Rugby Club, Beaver Park, Beverley HU17 9HT
  • Thursday 26th May – 1pm to 4.30pm at Bridlington Central Library, 14 King St, Bridlington, YO15 2DF
  • Wednesday 15th June – 9.30am to 1.00pm at Beverley Library, Champney Rd, Beverley HU17 8HE
  • Tuesday 28th June – 1pm to 4.30pm at All Saints’ Church, Middle Street North, Driffield, YO25 6ST
  • Friday 15th July – 9.00am to 12pm at North Bridlington Library, Marton Gate, Bridlington, YO16 6YD
  • Thursday 21st July – 9am to 12.30pm at Goole Library, Carlisle Street, Goole, DN14 5DS
  • Monday 12th Sept – 9am to 12.30pm at Community Centre, Queen St, Withernsea, HU19 2HH

To book your FREE place, please complete the registration form at www.heymind.org.uk/mhchampions and a member of our team will be in touch.

For 24 hour information, advice and support, please call Hull and East Yorkshire Mind on 01482 240133, email info@heymind.org.uk or chat live at www.heymind.org.uk