Mental Health First Aid training
We want to see churches serve, understand and welcome everyone in their community, irrespective of mental health difficulties. The Diocese of Exeter endorses and recommends fiveways devon as a mental health first aid training provider. These courses are ran by Ben Slater, a practicing Christian, and are accredited by Mental Health First Aid England.
We encourage you to book onto an upcoming course (see below), which can be found here. Fiveways Devon offers a variety of courses: youth and adult , full or half day training, and suicide first aid and others. Any questions? Please email Ben Slater.
The next course is a 2 day MHFA (adult) course, which will be delivered through four zoom classes on 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th May, 19:00-20:30. The deadline is Wednesday 28th April. Please email Ben Slater to reserve your place. Cost: £180.
Please see this brief guide to help you engage positively and constructively with people who experiencing mental health difficulties.
Why is MHFA so important?
- 1 in 4 of us will experience mental health difficulties in any given year.
- Being misunderstood when seeking help or going to a place of perceived safety (such as a church) can significantly set back recovery and in some cases can trigger an episode of severe mental ill health.
- The renewing of our minds and helping the vulnerable are two strong biblical principles that sit at the heart of serving others in Jesus’ name.