As part of Cheshire FA’s commitment to supporting the mental health of participants across our county, we recently hosted some Mental Health Awareness Training, through The Health Hub, at Cheshire FA HQ.
Co-ordinated by Football Development Support Officer, Aisha McAtee, she explains: “The Level 1 qualification is tailored to anyone and is there to provide awareness around mental health through exploring; what mental health is, providing advice and starting a conversation, stress, and mental health conditions.”
Those that attended the course found it very beneficial. Most attendees were doing it, not because they were required to, but because they wanted to learn more about a topic that touches so many of us, either directly or indirectly.
We had great feedback afterwards from the course leader, Andy Aspinall (above), who was really pleased with the engagement and attentiveness around what can be such a difficult topic.
The Health Hub are excellent at what they do because they provide a whole range of services including, First Aid for Mental Health, Mini Medics and PSHE and Wellbeing. We felt it was important to highlight this event during Mental Health Awareness Week to show that there is lots of support out there whenever you may require it.
To find out more about The Health Hub, and what they can do, visit www.healthhubwellness.co.uk or, to enquire about a course, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org