With our commitment to helping to improve the mental health of as many of us possible, we are thrilled to have played our part in helping MHFA's mission to train 1 in 10 people in the UK.
The more deeply you look at the challenges associated with mental health and the support that is available the sooner you realise that there is so much that can be done for some people if professional support is given earlier. Sadly, most professional support only kicks in when people are really struggling and significant evidence shows that the earlier people get help the less likely it is that they may complete suicide.
The Mental Health First Aid qualification is designed to equip you with the skills and confidence to spot and support anyone struggling and guide them to where they can get appropriate help.
A massive thank you to the following Trust Supporters and friends who took the time and have made the commitment to become Qualified Mental Health First Aid Trainers:
Gabriella Vidale, Lulu Robertson, Jacqui Towne, Carolyn Winter, Mischa Walmsley, Ian Chaplin, Colin Day, James Davis, Tom Ward, Emmanuel Crosser & Luke Davis.
A very big thank you also to Sue Butterfield, the Trainer for the sessions, who generously told her own mental health story and gave her time at a very big discount to support the Trust and our mission. Thank you Sue!
As part of the warm-up for presenting and performing at the Royal Variety Awards, Rob, Romesh and friends kindly gave up their time to put on a comedy night at the Blackheath Halls in aid of the Matt Palmer Trust.
The event sold out within minutes of release and it was a special night seeing the very best comedy has to offer in the flesh, raising nearly £6,000 for the Trust.
We know first hand that running and training for a race can be a great way to make exercise a habit and improve mental well being.
Why not combine getting fit with fundraising for the Trust?
We have a few reserved places in the Hackney Half Marathon on 17th May where you will join over 20,000 runners taking on London's biggest half marathon raising money for great causes in the process.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest and secure your place.
John Fuller, Captain of the Cambridge Golf Captains used his final meeting as Captain to kindly donate £1,255 to the Matt Palmer Trust.
Nigel Palmer and John Fuller were on a course together at Cambridge back in 1984 and have kept in touch ever since with regular reunions ever since. John even met Matt on one occasion and kindly made the Matt Palmer Trust the chosen charity for his final year.
Thank you John and the Cambridgeshire Golf Captains!