Supporting mental health and wellbeing in communities

Mental health training opportunities available for anyone who works or volunteers with children in the West Local Care Partnership area.

A lot of our member parish and town councils are now working on mental health and wellbeing projects to support better mental health; this often includes working on various local initiatives. Councils working in the West LCP area (check the map here to see which area you fall into) might be interested in these training opportunities for those working or volunteering with children. You can promote the training to groups in your area, or attend yourselves if you thought it was relevant.

There are two courses available: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and Mental Health First Aid.


Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

This is an accredited two-day, interactive training that prepares caregivers to provide suicide first aid interventions and is suitable for people who work or volunteer with children and young people. The course is face to face and is being delivered over two full days (between 9am – 5pm). Both days must be attended. The dates available are:

27 and 28 June 9am – 5pm (both days) Yealmpton Community Centre, PL8 2HF Book here
7 and 8 August 9am – 5pm (both days) Printworks Tavistock, PL19 0AW Book here
26 and 27 September 9am – 5pm (both days) Yealmpton Community Centre, PL8 2HF Book here
6 and 7 November 9am – 5pm (both days) Lee Moor Public Hall, PL7 5RJ Book here

Mental Health First Aid (Online)

This is suitable for people who work or volunteer with children and young people and provides knowledge and skills at a level for any adult member of the public who wishes to give initial first aid. The training will be delivered over four morning sessions, 9am – 1pm and will be delivered online.

31 July, 2, 14 and 16 August 9am -1pm (all days) Register here
14, 15, 21 and 22 November 9am – 1pm (all days) Register here

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