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Training For Life is unique in many ways, none more so than the fact that the organisation is not-for-profit. 

It is unusual for a commercial entity to be non-profit, as all of our profit is donated to the charity Student Life. This registered charity supports young people’s mental health across the South East of England and we are extremely proud to be associated with them.

Mental Health First Aid

As for us? Training for Life offers mental health training & mental health first aid courses across Suffolk, Norfolk & Kent, although we’re based in Ipswich.

What is mental health first aid?

“First Aid” has common place in the workplace. Employers have a legal obligation to ‘provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.’ However, it’s little thought about that this only covers physical illness.

Approximately one in four people experience a problem with mental ill-health each year, according to Mind. With mental health services stretched beyond capacity it’s important that friends, family and colleagues know what to do if someone experiences a mental health crisis in the community.

That’s where Mental Health First Aid comes in. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England is on a mission to train one in 10 people how to help other’s with mental ill-health, with the power of Mental Health First Aid.

At Training For Life, we offer mental health first aid courses to a wide range of people in a variety of ways. Check out the information on our site to read about our adult mental health training courses, or read about mental health first aid for youth. If these interest you, why not see if you’re eligible for a fully funded place on one of our mental health training courses?

Whichever course you choose; the more we can raise awareness and increase understanding, the more we can all support people to look after themselves, the better. We aim to help everyone stay well, manage their mental health and thrive.