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Funding awarded for Mental Health First Aid training

Published 3rd October 2023, in News, News & Updates, Wellbeing

We are delighted to have been awarded £1,500 from The Norman Family Charitable Trust.

The funding will be used to provide front-line staff with Mental Health First-Aid training.

Prioritising mental health is incredibly important to us as a charity. The training from this grant will enable our team to:

  • recognise those needing mental health support;
    provide first-level support and early intervention;
  • actively listen and empathise with mental health literacy;
  • use appropriate language without stigma; and
  • identify and help access professional help and support

The pandemic, cost of living crisis and ongoing demands of modern life have highlighted, more than ever that we all need to prioritise mental health and wellbeing. Charity staff pour their hearts into their work, sometimes to their own detriment. Thanks to the funding from The Norman Family Charitable Trust, we will not only be able to continue to invest in our team’s wellbeing, but be better equipped to serve the community of disabled and Deaf people that we work with.

The Norman Family Charitable Trust has been supporting charities and other non-profit groups in the South West of England since 1979 and has awarded over 11,000 grants totaling £11 million. We are extremely grateful for their support and look forward to the difference this funding will make.

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