Hello and thank you for checking out my Crowdfunder page! I am looking to raise £1200 to complete my Mental Health First Aid Instructor training and I wanted to use this opportunity to tell you a bit more about what I’d like to do and where your donations would go.
Why am I training as a Mental Health First Aid Instructor?
For the last twenty years, I have managed a mental health condition. I have lived with an anxiety condition since I was fifteen years old, which has fluctuated in severity and manifested in many different ways. However, my condition has taught me a great deal, not only about how my own mental health needs to be managed, but also how changes and support from society can positively contribute to how people with mental health conditions experience their day to day lives. With this in mind, I began researching Mental Health First Aid, a training programme which aims to 'normalise society's attitudes and behaviours around mental health, by developing the skills we need to look after our own and others' wellbeing'. MHFA England aims to have 1 in 10 people in the UK trained in Mental Health First Aid.
What will this help me do?
Once qualified, I will be able to deliver training to organisations and businesses across Nottinghamshire and the East Midlands, helping them to help support their staff and promote positive wellbeing. I will also offer reduced price training for individuals on low incomes, community groups and projects so they have an opportunity to access the training and develop their own skills in helping to support others with mental health conditions. I am incredibly passionate about this work and feel it should be accessible to as many people as possible.
Why am I asking for support?
I currently have over half of my funding secured, but still need to raise £1200 to be able to begin my course by the end of 2018. If you were able to donate to this Crowdfunder page, you would be supporting me to promote positive mental health and contribute to changing how society sees individuals with mental health conditions. All donations are welcome.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.