WPR Directors become Mental Health First Aiders

March 2021

In March, WPR Directors James Pepe and Niall Wynne qualified to become Mental Health First Aiders through Mental Health First Aid England.

Mental ill health can strike at any time and can affect people from all walks of life. Although things are improving, stigma still exists around mental ill health. As a society, we don't tend to know how to take care of our mental health like we do our physical health. This means that people may not know how to support a friend, family member or colleague experiencing a mental health issue, or where to go for support with their own mental health.

This training course taught James and Niall how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.