New courses

4 x 2 hour online health and wellbeing sessions for men aged 16 – 20. For further information please contact l.ali@mesmac.co.uk 

Champion Health

The tool includes information on spotting the signs of stress, anxiety, and depression and when, where and how to signpost someone on for further support

Psychological First Aid (Covid)

Produced by Public Health England the training gives practical and emotional support to individuals using Psychological First Aid (PFA) a recommended training for supporting people during emergencies like COVID and offers guidance on delivering psychosocial care in the immediate aftermath of the emergency event.

Making every Mind matter

Every Mind Matters has been created by Public Health England, to help you manage and maintain your mental health

Becoming an approved training provider

We work with a number of approved training providers to deliver mental health and suicide awareness training in and across North Yorkshire. Applications are open to voluntary and community groups, social enterprises, schools & colleges, statutory bodies, faith groups and businesses and sole traders / employers.

Calendar

See training, upcoming events and opportunities here

Champion Health

Champion Health focuses on how we can be proactive in preventing a crisis through building resilience and learning skills to enhance productivity. 

Train The Trainer

We provide various ‘train the trainer’ courses throughout the year. The offer includes funding for the course along with registration and all course materials.

    Training Providers

    Learn about our approved training providers

    Welcome to Head First

    Head First has been developed to provide information on mental health and suicide prevention training in North Yorkshire.  The website is a joint partnership between the North Yorkshire Suicide Prevention Strategic Group and the Stronger Communities project.  The site has been funded through North Yorkshire Public Health Team and NHS England; funding aimed at reducing suicides nationally. 

    We offer a range of services. Whether you are an individual seeking information about courses that will help you manage your own well-being, an organisation seeking ‘train the trainer’ courses for your in-house tutors a voluntary and community sector organisation or charity looking at training for your employees and volunteers or maybe you are already a training provider and would like to promote your services.  

    We aim to provide a delivery partnership with qualified, experienced trainers in all districts of North Yorkshire. The outcomes will be to:  

     

    • Reduce stigma and discrimination 
    • Develop mentally healthy communities and workplaces 
    • Reduce suicides 
    • Increase the wellbeing and emotional resilience of people working and living in North Yorkshire 

    Find your next training course

    We are here to help you fulfil your mental health and suicide awareness and prevention training needs by providing information on a range of courses (funded, subsidised and full cost).  Courses are available for individuals and organisations who live and work in North Yorkshire to access. 

    Training includes online and face to face training delivered by accredited training providers.   We have also included a range of resources and information for the public, employers and providers that help you to maintain good mental health, and support those around you. 

    Latest News

    The men’s health charity, Movember, has launched a new campaign called “Be a man of more words

    It aims to encourage men to talk more openly about issues that affect their mental health before it develops into crisis. It’s not always easy to reach out when things get tough, but meaningful conversations early on can reduce the risk of suicide. More information is...

    Mental Health Champions Needed in North Yorkshire

    The Champions’ role will involve promoting The Go-To mental health website, which started earlier in the year. NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has begun a search to recruit Go-To mental health Champions. The Champions’ role will involve...

    Coping with easing out of the lockdown

    Lockdown is easing in different ways and at different paces across the UK. The easing of lockdown brings opportunities to see friends and wider family, to re-engage in outside hobbies and to get back to the jobs we may greatly value. But for many of us, even the...

    World Suicide Prevention Day: 10th September

    Every year organisations and communities around the world come together to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide. Each year has a different theme and focus, to bring to light a specific aspect of suicide prevention. This year...

    We are looking for individuals with experience of self-harm, or who self-harm, to help us to shape future support services

    The Suicide Prevention team within the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership are doing a piece of work to encourage people with lived experience of self-harm, or individuals who self-harm, to share their views to influence campaigns and vital future...

    New government-funded bereavement support service launched

    Hospitals and police forces are now able to refer people bereaved in sudden or shocking ways (including by COVID-19 and any sudden illness, incident, or suicide), from day one of bereavement, into a new, government-funded, England-wide, professional, free and...

    Opportunity to be heard in North Yorkshire

    Be part of a youth voice group! Contact us to get involved in mental health events and campaigns for young people across North Yorkshire.

    Training success in Harrogate

    Harrogate Grammar School host Youth Mental First Aid training for 25 of its parent community.

    Coronavirus and your wellbeing

    You might be worried about coronavirus (Covid-19) and how it could affect your life. This may include spending a lot of time at home and keeping a safe distance from others if you go outdoors (known as ‘social distancing’). This might feel difficult or stressful. But...

    Mental Health Champions Needed in North Yorkshire

    The Champions’ role will involve promoting The Go-To mental health website, which started earlier in the year. NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has begun a search to recruit Go-To mental health Champions. The Champions’ role will involve...

    Coping with easing out of the lockdown

    Lockdown is easing in different ways and at different paces across the UK. The easing of lockdown brings opportunities to see friends and wider family, to re-engage in outside hobbies and to get back to the jobs we may greatly value. But for many of us, even the...

    World Suicide Prevention Day: 10th September

    Every year organisations and communities around the world come together to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide. Each year has a different theme and focus, to bring to light a specific aspect of suicide prevention. This year...

    We are looking for individuals with experience of self-harm, or who self-harm, to help us to shape future support services

    The Suicide Prevention team within the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership are doing a piece of work to encourage people with lived experience of self-harm, or individuals who self-harm, to share their views to influence campaigns and vital future...

    New government-funded bereavement support service launched

    Hospitals and police forces are now able to refer people bereaved in sudden or shocking ways (including by COVID-19 and any sudden illness, incident, or suicide), from day one of bereavement, into a new, government-funded, England-wide, professional, free and...

    Opportunity to be heard in North Yorkshire

    Be part of a youth voice group! Contact us to get involved in mental health events and campaigns for young people across North Yorkshire.

    Training success in Harrogate

    Harrogate Grammar School host Youth Mental First Aid training for 25 of its parent community.

    Coronavirus and your wellbeing

    You might be worried about coronavirus (Covid-19) and how it could affect your life. This may include spending a lot of time at home and keeping a safe distance from others if you go outdoors (known as ‘social distancing’). This might feel difficult or stressful. But...

    The Go-To Champions

    The Go-To Champions Are you a young person, parent, carer or professional interested in promoting mental health and emotional wellbeing? YOU could be a Go-To Champion. We are looking for Go-To Champions to help spread the word and contribute towards our fantastic...

    Coping with easing out of the lockdown

    Lockdown is easing in different ways and at different paces across the UK. The easing of lockdown brings opportunities to see friends and wider family, to re-engage in outside hobbies and to get back to the jobs we may greatly value. But for many of us, even the...

    World Suicide Prevention Day: 10th September

    Every year organisations and communities around the world come together to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide. Each year has a different theme and focus, to bring to light a specific aspect of suicide prevention. This year...

    We are looking for individuals with experience of self-harm, or who self-harm, to help us to shape future support services

    The Suicide Prevention team within the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership are doing a piece of work to encourage people with lived experience of self-harm, or individuals who self-harm, to share their views to influence campaigns and vital future...

    New government-funded bereavement support service launched

    Hospitals and police forces are now able to refer people bereaved in sudden or shocking ways (including by COVID-19 and any sudden illness, incident, or suicide), from day one of bereavement, into a new, government-funded, England-wide, professional, free and...

    Opportunity to be heard in North Yorkshire

    Be part of a youth voice group! Contact us to get involved in mental health events and campaigns for young people across North Yorkshire.

    Training success in Harrogate

    Harrogate Grammar School host Youth Mental First Aid training for 25 of its parent community.

    Coronavirus and your wellbeing

    You might be worried about coronavirus (Covid-19) and how it could affect your life. This may include spending a lot of time at home and keeping a safe distance from others if you go outdoors (known as ‘social distancing’). This might feel difficult or stressful. But...

    The Go-To Champions

    The Go-To Champions Are you a young person, parent, carer or professional interested in promoting mental health and emotional wellbeing? YOU could be a Go-To Champion. We are looking for Go-To Champions to help spread the word and contribute towards our fantastic...

    Updates from Time to Change

    As lockdown continues to lift, some of us might be feeling more anxious than relieved. Below, we share Seren’s experience of how lockdown lifting has impacted her mental health, along with our tips for supporting someone who’s worried about restrictions easing. This...

    Our Funding Partners

    We work with a number of approved training providers to deliver Mental Health and Suicide Awareness training in and across North Yorkshire.  

    Applications have been open to a range of organisations including voluntary and community groups, social enterprises, schools & colleges, statutory bodies, faith groups and businesses and sole traders/employers.