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Mental Health First Aiders

10 October 2022

If you feel that talking to someone about your mental health would help, you can talk to one of our mental health first aiders. They can provide reassurance and help guide you to the support you need.

Whether you are feeling alone, anxious, going through domestic issues or something else, our mental health first aiders are available. They are there to listen, without judgement, to any difficulties may be going through.

To contact a mental health first aider please contact Luke Oldham by email:

Read what mental health first aider Tim Cadd, who works in adult care is one of our mental health first aiders, has to say:

"I became a mental health first aider having had problems with my own mental health a long time ago. I always found it easier to talk to people that had gone through similar things because they fully understand what it is that you’re going through.

"To me that is what being a mental health first aider is about, knowing your staff, spotting the signs that something could be wrong and being there to have a confidential chat with them.

"The training we go through is in depth and ongoing and equips us with the knowledge of where we as mental health first aiders can signpost people to. I’m always looking for ways of upskilling so I can reach out to many more people that need my help.  

"For some people it’s that initial release that is required, having someone that doesn’t judge them, being there for them is all that it can take to help so many. If you’re reading this and you have anything you want to talk to us about please don’t be afraid to approach us, we are here for you, to listen to you and to help you."