March 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 Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses will be held across 4 days, with half a day on each of the allocated dates. The training will be on Zoom and you will need to attend all a full course to receive the MHFA accreditation. 

COURSE 1: April-May 2024

Tuesday 30th April, 0930-1315
Wednesday 1st May, 0930-1315
Tuesday 7th April, 0930-1315
Wednesday 8th May, 0930-1315 

COURSE 2: June 2024

Tuesday 4th June, 0930-1315
Thursday 6th June, 0930-1315
Tuesday 11th June, 0930-1315
Thursday 13th June, 0930-1315

COURSE 3: September 2024

Tuesday 10th September, 1300-1645
Friday 13th September, 1300-1645
Tuesday 17th September, 1300-1645
Friday 20th September, 1300-1645 

COURSE 4: November 2024

Monday 4th November, 1300-1645
Thursday 7th November, 1300-1645
Monday 11th November, 1300-1645
Thursday 13th November, 1300-1645 

To register for the course, please contact Viewpoint on   or 01707 386136.

Please note:

Places are limited, register as soon as possible!

Online course delivery across April, June, September and November

Course certificate sent via email once you complete the course and evaluation form.

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 support to support those in need. 

Download the leaflet here



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