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Supporting a more resilient Rutland

Updated: Mar 11, 2021

Resilient Rutland joins forces with Mind//Shift to bring MHFA Training to over 200 staff and volunteers in schools and community groups in Rutland. When Resilient Rutland was looking for a partner to bring online MHFA training to schools and community groups in the county, Mind//Shift answered the call. Resilient Rutland started as a project in 2014 as a direct response to feedback from young people living locally - their overwhelming concern was that of mental health and well-being. Morag Tyler, Project Manager for Resilient Rutland comments: “Mental Health First Aid training has always been in our plan and we had originally scheduled this to start in December 2020. However, the current climate and associated feedback from parents and schools have advised us that there is very much an immediate need for this wide-reaching support”. “The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) accredited courses are the training chosen by Public Health England for those supporting children with their mental health and well-being. The sessions have recently been made available online and the training offered is the half day introductory course or the two-day session for those who require a more in depth understanding. The outcome will be improved support to children, increased staff confidence to cope with challenging questions surrounding mental health, and also enhanced staff well-being.” “We are working very closely with training provider Mind//Shift to deliver these courses at such short notice, and are pleased that this much needed support will benefit both schools and community groups.” The project received funding from the Big Lottery Fund. Additional details on the Resilient Rutland project can be found here.

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