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Mental Health First Aiders

Who we are?

There are over 100 practitioners in our schools, preschools and nurseries that are qualified Mental Health First Aiders, having completed their training with MHFA England. They will also have access to high-quality on-going CPD to support them in their role.

What we do?

Mental Health First Aiders are trained to spot the early signs of a mental health issue, including warning signs of mental health crises, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person towards appropriate treatment and other sources of supportive help.

They will be approachable, non-judgemental, kind and supportive and their skill set will benefit the mental health of all staff within schools preschools and nurseries as well as parents and local community. 

How to contact a Mental Health First Aider?

Most schools and many preschools/nurseries/childminders in Bedford Borough have a Mental Health First Aider- please ask if you don’t know who it is in your school or early years setting