Mental Health problems are extremely common with one in four people experiencing some kind of mental health problem in any one year. Depression, stress and anxiety for instance, are widespread problems that affect thousands of people in Wales. Despite this, people do not always feel confident to discuss mental health or to offer the initial support that people need. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a two-day course which teaches participants how to perform basic ‘first aid’ for those exhibiting signs of mental health distress, just as they are commonly taught first aid for physical problems. Equipped with this knowledge, you will be able to deal appropriately with persons suffering from mental health problems and refer them to the best place to find appropriate help.
The Archdiocese of Cardiff is offering a heavily subsidised MHFA Course, where places will be prioritised for:
- The Cathedral “Ministry of Presence” team
- Lay Chaplains
- Lay Pastoral Volunteers (e.g. SVP visitors)
The course is heavily subsidised by the diocese and participants are only asked to pay £30 towards the cost of the venue and refreshments; normally you would pay £120 to access the course directly.
You must attend both days to complete the course.
If you wish to attend, please purchase your tickets below. The course will be taking place both in the Pastoral Resources Centre, Cardiff and St Alban’s High School, Pontypool, on the same days. The course runs 11am – 5pm on Friday 15th and 22nd June.