In a groundbreaking initiative to create a supportive and safe environment for all, Lincolnshire clubs and leagues have partnered with The Football Mental Health Alliance to complete Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training.
Bardney Panthers FC, Sleaford Academicals Walking Football Club, and the Lincolnshire Intermediate Football League is proud to announce its collaboration with The Football Mental Health Alliance by equipping the Club with a Mental Health First Aider to assist everyone connected to the club.
MHFA is a programme that helps to educate people how to identify and assist someone who is suffering from a mental health or drug use condition.
The training is intended to assist people in recognising early warning signs of mental health conditions, providing initial assistance and support to someone in difficulty and helping to connect them to external support.
Danny Matharu, Founder of The Football Mental Health Alliance said: “We are proud to be working with these organisations. Their engagement in MHFA demonstrates their unwavering commitment to the mental health of everyone involved in their Club. This partnership represents a significant stride towards our collective goal of having at least one person in every grassroots club mental health first aid trained.
“The benefits to having this training are numerous. MHFA can help to promote the importance of mental health and reduce the stigma around seeking help for mental health conditions. This can encourage people to speak up and seek help if they or anyone they know, are experiencing mental health challenges. This can lead to better overall mental health and well-being within the club, helping to create a more supportive and inclusive culture.”
MHFA empowers people to identify early signs of mental health conditions, it can lead to enhanced player performance, more resilient teams and improved communication as well as better safety, welfare and inclusion.
Mental Health First Aid Training is for anyone. The skills acquired through MHFA training are valuable and transferable, promoting well-being and mental health support in various aspects of life.
The FMHA have now confirmed the next date for their Mental Health First Aid Training.
Monday 15th January 2024
Online via Zoom
£36.00 per person
The programme is intended to assist people in recognising early warning signs of mental health conditions, providing initial assistance and support to someone in difficulty, and helping to connect them to external professional support.
Included in the price of £36.00 per person is:
• Digital Certificate
• Free bespoke Club Mental Plan
• Free bespoke club-branded website/social media graphics to announce the presence of a mental health first aider and to promote your club’s stance on mental health
• Free Digital A4 poster to print for your clubhouse/changing rooms etc.
• Copy of the MHFA presentation
• Press release to announce the MHFA training on your socials and website
To book on to the next course, click here
For more information on Mental Health First Aid Training, visit the Football Mental Health Alliance Grassroots Vault at: www.vault.thefmha.com
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