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GCN offers the following FA4MH courses:

First Aid for Mental Health courses may be offered free of charge for people living in or who are part of a community group within the Tewkesbury Borough Council area.


GCN may be able to offer discounted courses to businesses within this area, the proceeds of which will help us to provide free and discounted courses for people and community organisations within the Tewkesbuy Borough Council area.


GCN may also be able to offer discounted courses to businesses and community groups outside of these areas, with funds generated being ploughed back into our First Aid for Mental Health community project (FA4MH).

First Aid for Mental Health Qualifications:

  • Awareness of Mental Health First Aid (level 1 Award - 4 hrs)
  • Mental Health First Aid (Level 2 Award - 6 hrs)
  • Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (Level 3)

FREE ANNUAL Refresher Sessions for:

  • Qualified Mental Health First Aiders and Champions. It is good practice for Mental Health First Aiders and Champions to refresh their skills, the same way physical First Aiders do.

FREE Post Lockdown Survivial Skills - Taster Sessions:

  • Wellbeing at Work - 1hr
  • First Aid for Mental Health at Work - 1hr
  • Attendance Certificates will be issued to delegates for both taster sessions

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Sample Certificate

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Do you want to know what mental health is, why people develop mental health conditions and the role of a First Aider for mental health?

We can help you to learn how to:

  • provide advice and practical support for a person presenting a suspected mental health condition
  • recognise and manage stress
  • understand the impact of substance abuse on mental health
  • understand the first aid action plan for mental health and be able to put it in place
  • know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace
  • understand the impact of substance abuse on mental health
  • understand the first aid action plan for mental health and be able to put it in place
  • know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace
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An overview of the range of the following mental health disorders will be offered at varying levels depending on the qualification being trained on and what support can be offered by both Statutory and Voluntary organisations:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Self-harm
  • Suicide
  • Eating disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Bipolar
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia

Training Delivered So Far in 2020

First Aid 4 Mental Health was delivered to the following Community Organisations in early 2020:

FREE ANNUAL Refresher Sessions for:

Qualified Mental Health First Aiders and Champions. It is good practice for Mental Health First Aiders and Champions to refresh their skills, the same way physical First Aiders do.

Tailor-made FA4MH Training:

GCN also offers tailor-made Mental Health Awareness Courses for Schools, Youth Groups, Adults and Individuals with and without Physical and Learning disabilities.

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Our Trainer has experience of both ‘Designing’ and ‘Teaching’ First Aid courses with High School Pupils via Alternative Curriculums and Youth Offending Teams that include:

  • Life Saving Skills
  • Misuse of Drugs and Alcohol
  • Mental Well Being
  • Anger Management
  • Positive use of Leisure time
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Reducing Reoffending

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For First Aid for Mental Health Course:

For a FREE First Aid Mental Health Training Consultation please contact our Trainer Christopher Auker-Howlett via our Website Contact Page

Mental Health Awareness PowerPoint Presentation

Below are the presentation slides (in video format) created by GCN that is showing at the Churchdown Community Centre during the Covid-19 Vaccincation Programme. The aim of this presentation is to provide people with useful information regarding Mental Health and details of Organisations that can be of help.