Mental Health Facts:

• Affects 1 in 10 young people

• For those aged 5-19 suicide is the second most common cause of death.

• A record number of children contacted Childline with suicidal thoughts in 2016/17.

The Work Place at Newton Aycliffe is delivering its first 2 day Mental Health First Aid course on Monday 25 & Tuesday 26 June 2018 to equip people to support these youngsters. The course is already fully booked. More courses are now planned.

Come and see for yourself how life changing this course can be. Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people to spot signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.

The course provides in depth understanding of specific mental health issues including, depression, anxiety, suicide and psychosis, self-harm and eating disorders. It focuses on the issues faced by young people such as cyber bullying and substance misuse.

‘We must acknowledge that more than 3 young people in every classroom will have a diagnosed mental health disorder. We must become pro-active and begin to address issues at early stages to prevent this figure from rising’.

The Work Place, Heighington Lane, Aycliffe Business Park, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 6AH.

Pictured: Trainer Helen Dent prepares to deliver the first course at The Work Place.