I am proud to be a Mental Health First Aid England Instructor delivering Youth MHFA courses in the West Midlands area and nationwide. I’ve been a mental health campaigner for the last ten years working with adults, young people and children. I’m particularly interested in campaigning to support the esteem of young people's physical and mental health. Mental health illnesses are particularly prevalent in the Black and Asian communities, so it is important to ensure that the members within these groups are supported with the tools to support themselves and others.
Mental Health First Aid is an educational course that teaches people how to identify, understand and help a person who may be developing a mental health issue. In the same way, as we learn physical first aid, Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill-health.
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