Mental Health First Aid Champion Course
This one day course trains you as an MHFA Champion, giving you:
- An understanding of common mental health conditions
- Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness
- Ability to spot signs of mental ill health
- Skills to support positive wellbeing
The course will take place on Friday 6th October, 9am-5pm at Les Cotils. The cost is £150.
Visit the MHFA England website for full details.
Seeking help is often the first step towards getting and staying well, but it can also be hard to know how to start and where to turn.
It is always OK to ask for help.
It can be very difficult to see someone who you care about becoming unwell, but you don't need to be an expert on mental health to offer support. Often small, everyday actions can make the biggest difference.
I need urgent help
At Guernsey Mind, we cannot provide a crisis service. If you need urgent help:
- Talk to someone you trust
- Contact your GP and request an urgent appointment
- Contact the Samaritans on their free and confidential helpline 116 123
- If you are concerned you might harm yourself or someone else, contact the Emergency Department on 01481 220000 or the emergency services on 999.
Guernsey Mind Event *content warning*
My Brother's Legacy
Tuesday 10th October 12.15pm
Centenary Room, Old Government House Hotel. Light buffet lunch included.
Guernsey Mind and Deloitte are delighted to welcome Alice Hendy to Guernsey.
Alice lost her only sibling, her brother Josh, to suicide in November 2020. He was 21. Josh had been researching techniques to take his own life via harmful internet searches. To ensure more help and support is given to individuals searching for harmful content online, Alice set up her own charity called R;pple. Join us to find out more about her story.
Guernsey Mind has been re-awarded the Mind Quality Mark
The Mind Quality Mark is a rigorous quality assurance standard. It sets the bar of good practice and legal compliance for all organisations in the Mind Federation.
Once every three years, local Minds are reviewed against the Mind Quality Mark standards. The reviews are led by people with lived experience of mental health problems and senior leaders from other local Minds. They are based on a robust assessment of documentary evidence as well as interviews with and survey responses from directors, staff, volunteers, and people who use services.
To achieve the Mind Quality Mark, local Minds must be well-run organisations delivering safe, life-changing support for people with mental health problems.