£17 million for Mental Health in Schools & Colleges

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This week (10th – 16th May 2021) is Mental Health Awareness Week, and the government has announced that more than £17 million will be used to help build in the Mental Health support already available in education settings; Schools and Colleges will benefit from the boost in expert Mental Health Support.

£17 million in Mental Health...


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PACT HR have been supporting our clients with Mental Health First Training and awareness since February 2021, in supporting Mental Health First England’ pledge to training 1 in 10 people in Mental Health First Aid.

The training gives individuals the skills, knowledge, and more importantly the confidence to talk about Mental Health and support those who need it most. This helps to reduce the stigma associated with Poor Mental Health in the workplace.

Our course has been incredibly popular so far, and we have recently expanded to providing further session this October, please below for dates of the sessions:

October Course Dates

  • Session 1 – 5th October 2021 @ 9.30am - 12.30pm
  • Session 2 – 8th October 2021 @ 9.30am - 12.30pm
  • Session 3 – 12th October @ 9.30am - 12.30pm
  • Session 4 – 15th October @ 9.30am - 12.30pm

For further details and to book on the above session, please click here.

Testimonials – What our attendees say:

Don’t just take our word for it, please check out these testimonials from previous attendees to our Mental Health First Aider training:

“Despite the course having to run virtually, it felt like a group of people coming together to learn something new in the same way as it would in person. As soon as the first session began, I completely forgot that we were not all sat in a room with one another.

I felt supported throughout all four training sessions by both yourself and Debbie. I felt comfortable asking questions and contributing my own thoughts. I have attended many training courses over the years but I thoroughly enjoyed the Mental Health First Aid course and this was down to the way it was delivered. The reading materials that run alongside the course were excellent and I will use this as a point of reference when taking my newfound skills into the workplace.

At the end of the course, I felt far more confident about supporting my colleagues who are struggling with their mental health. I have a far better understanding of mental health than I did at the beginning of the course.

I cannot thank you both enough and hope that I am fortunate enough to meet you both in the future on a refresher session.”

Leanne Ridley, Senior Administrator, Crossley Hall Primary

“The MHFA course is hugely informative and practical. The interactive workshop led by two experienced and skilled practitioners has increased my knowledge regarding mental health and has provided me with the tools to feel more confident when giving support to the students I work with.”

Tara Phillips, Student Wellbeing and Safeguarding Officer, Shipley College

Helpful Links

Mental Health First Aid

MHFA in Education

Mental health in the Workplace

Useful resources MHFA England