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Mental Health First Aid

The purpose of the Mental Health First Aid programme is to have a network of staff throughout the Authority trained to provide mental health first aid to a colleague in need. Our qualified Mental Health First Aiders are equipped to provide initial support to a colleague who is experiencing a mental health crisis or emotional distress. Mental Health First Aiders are trained to assess the situation, listen non-judgmentally and signpost the individual to appropriate support. 

The opportunity to become a qualified Mental Health First Aider is open to all staff and is a voluntary role. Before deciding whether you might be interested in applying, please thoroughly read through the information on each of the pages below. 

To apply to become a Mental Health First Aider, please fill in the online application form.

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