February 2024

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Free Mental Health First Aid Training

As part of the ongoing response to the cost-of-living crisis,  Hertfordshire County Council are funding free Mental Health First Aid Training for volunteers and staff at foodbanks, community spaces, faith and community groups. We are working with Hertsmere Borough Council who are helping to co-ordinate this across Hertfordshire so please do promote to within your localities.    

The 2-day Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses will be held on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th March 2024, with further dates to be announced.

The course will take place at Farnham House, Stevenage. To register for the course, please follow the link below and ensure you input your full name and email address:


The link will direct you to a form in the MHFA England website requesting the following details:

  • Name and email address
  • If you require accessible course materials? YES/NO

If yes, to specify. For example: large print/video captions or materials compatible with a screen reader. You will not have to input your home or work address.

Please note:

Places are limited, register as soon as possible!

  • Course delivery on the 25 & 26 March
  • Course certificate sent via email once you complete the full course.

Hertfordshire County Council know many people visiting community spaces and foodbanks require support and we will be offering a Resource Guide, marketing information, access to Togetherall and free Suicide Prevention Training as additional help to organisations  to aid all our residents in need.  This is a partnership with Hertsmere Borough Council and are grateful for the work done by Jyoti  Bhojani to commission. 

Download the leaflet here



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