08 Oct

World Mental Health Day – Wednesday 10th October

Today the Where’s Your Head At Campaign delivered their petition to the Prime Minister at Downing Street.

As part of our own commitment to improving access to Mental Health Support we have released our own infographic for schools, parents and youth groups to use for free to start a dialogue in their organisation about Mental Health First Aid.

World Mental Health Day

An easy to understand info graphic to start a conversation around Mental Health, sent to our partner schools for use on World Mental Health Day (Wednesday 10th October).

You can book onto one of our Youth Mental Health First Aid Courses by registering an interest to info@bedazzle.org.uk

If you are worried about someones Mental Health or Wellbeing try following the simple steps below:

29 Jul

Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

We are delighted to announce that our first course has been confirmed and will be taking place on the 20th and 21st September, at the beautiful Ingestre Hall in Stafford. We will be co-hosting this course with Inter Wellbeing Ltd.

Completing our two day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider. Youth Mental Health First Aiders have:
— An in depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing
— Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
— Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress
— Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
— Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s through self-help sites, their place of learning, the NHS, or a mix – engaging with parents, carers and external agencies where appropriate
— Ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive
— Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing, delivered in an environment conducive to wellbeing!

More information on the course content can be found below:

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Detailed information on the course content from MHFA England.

The course costs £250 per delegate and is accredited by MHFA England. In addition, Bedazzle is happy to offer a free follow up support meeting or consultation meeting, to those organisations looking to embed Mental Health First Aid within their policies and practices. With the latest reviews of government policy, all schools will be expected to appoint a Mental Health Lead and it will no doubt become a measure of good practice for other youth organisations within the Voluntary and Community Sectors.

To request a call back or to reserve your space please complete the brief form below:

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You can also reserve your place by paying by card:
25 Jul

Mental Health – Stamp Out Stigma

On July 12th, Hendon School hosted its first student-led mental health conference entitled “Stamp Out Stigma”.

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Immediately, the catchy name and hashtag (#SOS) sticks in people’s minds and helps promote the cause. On the day it was very impressive to see over 100 guests from different schools and organisations across Barnet, ranging from year 7s to year 13s and staff members, which shows how seriously people are now taking mental health.

A keynote speaker started the day off with a presentation which opened the eyes of the audience; through videos, anecdotal stories and explaining the difference between empathy and sympathy. There were two workshop sessions, one on either side of a lunch break and each with about 5 different sessions running.  The workshops ranged from emotional eating, understanding self-harm, yoga and physical remedies, social media and mental health, as well as stress management which I myself took part in.

Outside professionals ran the workshops and feedback was positive throughout. The stress management one I was involved in taught us about small day-to-day adjustments we can make to calm our minds and perform at our best more often. For example: drinking plenty of water, talking about our problems, and even hugging more often. I think it’s fair to say that everyone who came along learnt at least one thing about mental health on the day and that is certainly an issue people are keen to raise awareness of. Here at Bedazzle we are already planning how we can help other schools promote mental health and well being in a positive way and help to Stamp Out Stigma! What will you pledge to do?

If you would like to organise a similar event for your school, send us a message and we will get back to you!

Elso

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