Groups & Classes

Mental Health First Aid

Wednesday 4th September 2019

Mental Health First Aid - with Melvin Thomas & Associates

with Melvin Thomas & Associates

“Everyday problems require exceptional skills and Knowledge”

People talk about physical illness. They give advice, empathise, identify with, pass on suggestions and offer help. If they themselves have not been affected by the illness, it is probable that know someone who has. There is usually concern and open dialogue.

With mental health it is different. It is less easily admitted (or indeed recognised) and it is often greeted with embarrassment and unease. 

Many people suffering from mental illness remain silent for a variety of reasons – guilt, trust, embarrassment, a belief that no one will believe them, fear, shame, stigma, a sign of weakness, but what is clear is that not being able to confide in another person is high on the list.

The aim of the workshop is to help participants develop practical skills to step in and support a person who needs assistance.

The course won’t teach you or indeed expect you to be a psychiatrist, psychologist, counsellor or therapist. It will give you confidence to empower someone to access the support they need for recovery or successful management of their symptoms whilst keeping yourself safe.

  • Maximum of 16 people
  • Mix of theory, workshop and role play
  • Cost £75 plus VAT

For further details and booking please contact Mel Thomas & Associates at or to discuss telephone 07957 124768

About Mel Thomas

Mel Thomas formed Mel Thomas & Associates over 25 years ago after a distinguished career in senior management in Central, Local Government and the Private Sector. He is a consultant in the field of Organisational, Management and Employee Development.

He holds an MBA, a MA in Counselling Psychology, is a qualified and practising Psychotherapist and Coach and works as an Industrial Mediator in conflict situations in organisational and community settings.

He has developed a model of Mind Development and has over the years trained numerous people in all sectors including the Police, Health Service, Private Sector, Community, Youth Work, Local Government and not for profit. He acts as a Supervisor for practicing Mediators.

With excellent communication skills, integrity and business acumen, Mel has the ability to assess complex and difficult situations quickly and calmly before adding value by providing practical and realistic solutions.

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