Why is it so difficult to get you to talk about mental health?
This is something that perplexes us here at Harmless. We deliver a range of mental health courses – in the community, in schools, for joe blogs, for professionals… and it is never easy to get bums on seats, even when we are giving it away…
Sometimes, I have to be honest, it can feel frustrating, to say the least. WE know that what we have to say about mental health can change the way that person feels about responding to mental health… we also know it can have a huge impact on the life of someone experiencing mental health problems. So why won’t people come to the training?
Is it because of stigma?
Is it because of fear?
Is it because we know it all, already?
OR is it because you are just not interested and think it is not your responsibility?
I don’t have the answers, but I do know, even when training is free… it is so difficult to people to give up 3 hours of their life and come along.
The training that we do for free, isn’t there forever – it is there for a limited amount of time. Having it could mean that you feel more confident to help a friend, or a stranger on the street… a customer where you work, an employee or colleague, or a family member.
Mental health is your business. It is not just the business of mental health professionals because mental health problems effect 1 in 4 of us over just 1 year. And suicide is the biggest killer of males under 45 in our county and 42% of all males contemplating suicide at some point.
Shouldn’t we do our best to know how to respond to that? Isn’t that what we would want from someone if we needed help – for them to have the confidence and willingness to have a conversation with us, whoever that might be?
So please, can you join the conversation about mental health and come along to some training?
If you want to learn more about Mental Health and you live or work within Nottingham City why not sign up for one of our free workshops, see details below:
Monday 16th November:
Mental health first aid lite
9:30am – 12:30pm
Thursday 19th November:
Mental health awareness training for frontline workers
1:00pm – 5:00pm
Friday 27th November:
Mental health community workshop – Carers and citizens
1:30pm – 3:30pm.
A drop in session will be held after the community workshop
Monday 30th November:
Mental health in the workplace – Managers training
1:00pm – 5:00pm
Training will be delivered* at:
7 Mansfield Road
*If the training reaches full capacity, the training location will be in a different location, however it will be local to NCVS and you will be informed in plenty of time before any deliveries take place
To book a place, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Places are extremely limited so book promptly to avoid disappointment. Please note to be eligible for this training you must live or work in the city.