Dr A.J. Yates recorded a radio interview today – on the topic of having conversations around mental health – ahead of Time to Change‘s Time to Talk day on the 6th February. The conversation with Lia Christodoulou from MKFM and Jon Manning from Arthur Ellis Mental Health Support will be broadcast on MKFM on Sunday 2nd February at 7:00 pm. Image courtesy of Lia Christodoulou.
This is advance notice that we will be taking a well deserved break over the festive period in order to recharge the batteries and take care of our mental health. Voicemail messages and emails will still be checked periodically, but it may take a little longer than usual to get a reply – thank you for being patient. The last full day of working before Christmas is Friday 20th December, with everything back and working normally in the New Year by Monday 6th January.
Having done physical first aid training for so many years, AJ has been persuaded (it didn’t take much arm twisting) to provide training for two local organisations from next month and throughout 2020. Local charity Hazard Alley provide health & safety courses at their centre in Kiln Farm, Milton Keynes, whilst the Oxford College of First Aid provides courses in and around the Oxfordshire area. Please feel free to contact them directly for a list of their courses.
These courses are in addition to AJMH Limited‘s continuing programme of Mental Health First Aid courses. If you would like to discuss the possibility of in-house training courses (both physical or Mental Health First Aid), please contact us for further information.
It was a privilege to be asked to write a blog for Jacky Sherman outlining some of the simple steps that businesses can take to support the mental health and wellbeing of their staff. To read the blog, please click here. If you would like to find out some more information, Dr Yates offers free in-company half-hour sessions on the first steps that organisations can take – please contact us for further details.
An updated list of Mental Health First Aid courses for 2020 have now been released by AJMH Limited, including the new MHFA Refresher course which is designed for Mental Health First Aiders and Mental Health First Aid Champions who want to renew their skills, but don’t feel the need to attend the full two or one-day course again. Full details and secure online course bookings can be done via the Courses page.
Dr AJ has just completed the third of three MHFA England half-day Mental Health Awareness courses at YourCash in Milton Keynes. All the staff were engaged and welcoming, and it was great to help a local business that clearly wants to support the mental health and wellbeing of its employees. Image courtesy of YourCash.
Dr AJ today did his training to upskill to the new Adult MHFA refresher course. The course is for people who have previously trained as an MHFA Champion (via the one-day course) or a Mental Health First Aider (via the two-day course) and is vital for those who want to keep their skills up to date.