As part of the North Yorkshire Community Learning Partnership we are providing access to a free interactive online training course and self-help tool that will guide you through maintaining good mental health, educate you on the types of conversations to have with friends and family members and give you a better understanding of mental health. 

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

It will take you approximately 45 minutes to complete the CPD accredited course and on completion you will receive a Champion of Mental Health Certificate, valid for 1 year. 

Psychological First Aid training

Open to all frontline and essential workers and volunteers.

On 15 June is Public Health England (PHE) is launching updated Psychological First Aid (PFA) training module, aimed at all frontline and essential workers and volunteers. The course teaches the key principles of giving psychological first aid in emergencies and aims to increase awareness and confidence to provide this support to people affected by COVID-19. PFA is a globally recognised training in emergency situations and PHE has been developed this new course as part of our national incident response, and in partnership with NHS England, Health Education England, FutureLearn and others.

The course is free, and no previous qualifications are required. By the end of the course, outcomes will include: understanding how emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic can affect us, recognising people who may be at increased risk of distress and understanding how to offer practical and emotional support. The course takes around 90 minutes to complete and is also available in three sessions for the learner to complete at their own pace.

We need to talk

‘We need to talk’ is an e-learning programme that has been developed for the wider public health workforce including voluntary sector, emergency services, prison staff and prison listeners and all staff in health and social care. 

The purpose of this programme is to support the ambition of reducing the stigma associated with suicide, to help everyone see that simply asking someone how they are and talking about suicide can really help.  

The programme is based on four storylines of people who are at increased risk of dying by suicide.  During these four video scenarios, the learner will have the opportunity to reflect on their own learning. The learner will be able to complete the entire programme at once, which takes approximately between 60 and 90 minutes, or complete at their own pace in smaller section. 

To access this online Suicide Prevention training course, please click here. 

Talk Suicide


Anyone can suffer from suicidal thoughts but every one of us can make a difference.

A life is lost through suicide every two hours in the UK but suicidal thoughts and feelings affect thousands of us every single day.

The #TalkSuicide campaign has been created by the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership to reduce the stigma around talking about suicide by raising awareness of free suicide prevention training available from the Zero Suicide Alliance.

STORM Training

STORM are a not-for-profit social business committed to enhancing knowledge and skills in suicide prevention and self-harm mitigation. Their training courses contribute to a world where suicide does not become an option; where distress is met with compassion; and where people feel able to ask for help. STORM offer training packages for large organisation, groups and small organisations for more information please click here. 

Take My Hand

In ‘Take My Hand’ Kerry Fisher and Pat Sowa take readers on a very personal exploration of the universal experiences of grief and loss, love and friendship that connect us all. It is a lifeline both to those overwhelmed by heartbreak and for friends and family who don’t know how to help. A powerful reminder that no matter how difficult life gets, you are not alone.

Psychology and Mental Health Courses available

‘Want to improve your own mental wellbeing or increase your awareness of complex mental health issues? Future Learn provide various online Mental Health and Psychology courses to suit your needs and interests.’ Please click here. 

North Yorkshire Pathway

The newly developed North Yorkshire Pathway of support for children and young people with self-harming behaviour and/or suicidal thoughts is an online tool that contains information and guidance for parents, and professionals working with children and young people. It also provides support and advice for children and young people who identify themselves as using self-harm as a coping strategy and/or want support as a result of disclosing self-harm, suicidal thoughts and/or a previous suicide attempt.

North Yorkshire County Council

Mental Health Helpline

0800 561 0076

Monday to Thursday, 5pm to 8.30 am

Friday from 4.30 pm

(24 hours weekends and bank holidays)

This is a confidential and anonymous service which provides a listening ear, emotional support, signposting and referral into other services for individuals and the carers of people experiencing mental distress.


Kooth offers emotional and mental health support for children and young people aged between 11 – 24 years and is available up to 10pm every day.

Supporting those bereaved by suicide

Please see North Yorkshire’s support lines for those bereaved by suicide and read how we can help.

The GoTo

The GoTo is here to help young people in North Yorkshire stay well and find the right help and support whatever is going on on their life.

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Crisis All Age Single Point of Access telephone number

0300 0200317

24 Hours 7 days a week

This is our new all age, single point of access telephone number is making it quicker and easier for you to call your local NHS crisis team in a mental health emergency.

The phone line offers callers, including those with learning disabilities and/or autism, a series of options which will divert them to their local service.


HeadFIT is a tool to manage good mental health and helps defence people stay mentally fit and on top of their game.

Happiness Pulse

The Happiness Pulse helps you measure, understand and improve wellbeing with a simple online survey.



 Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Shout is powered by a team of volunteers, who are at the heart of the service. We take people from crisis to calm every single day.

Access to work mental health support service

Confidential service delivered by Remploy is funded by the Department for Work and Pensions and is available at no charge to any employees with depression, anxiety, stress or other mental health issues affecting their work.

This toolkit contains resources for statutory and charity organisations who wish to promote suicide prevention in their localities.

2017 Suicide Audit Report North Yorkshire

Follow along with this breathing exercise when you're feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed

in #HelloYellow

thousands of schools, offices and community groups on Friday 9 October by taking part and raising vital funds to support Young Minds.

Suicide Prevention E-learning Training Course

This workshop is a 2.5 hour virtual learning experience delivered via Zoom. It aims to equip delegates with the skills to identify those who might be at risk of suicide and direct them towards safety via national and local intervention resources. Create an account using the My Learning Online (MyLO) website, to book onto this course and engage with other MyLO learning activities.

Self-harm E-learning Training Course

Self-harm is an extremely complex issue, both for those who self-harm and the professionals who support them. This module looks specifically at individuals who self-harm, helping you to develop an understanding of the issues faced by self-harmers, and what you can do to help them. Create an account using the My Learning Online (MyLO) website, to book onto this course and engage with other MyLO learning activities.

Frontline’ the new resource providing round the clock mental health support to those working on the frontline against the Coronavirus

Frontline is a partnership between ShoutSamaritansMindHospice UK and The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

It aims to ensure; health, care, emergency, education and key workers, get the right support with their mental health now and in the future by offering round-the-clock one-to-one support, by call or text, from trained volunteers, plus resources, tips and ideas to look after your mental health.

Creating a trauma informed organisation

Trauma-Informed Practice is a strengths-based approach, which seeks to understand and respond to the impact of trauma on people’s lives. The approach emphasises physical, psychological, and emotional safety for everyone and aims to empower individuals to re-establish control of their lives.

Trauma-informed practice recognises the prevalence of trauma and its impact on the emotional, psychological and social wellbeing of people.

The key goal of trauma-informed practice is to raise awareness among all staff about the wide impact of trauma and to prevent the re-traumatisation of clients in service settings that are meant to support and assist healing.

A trauma-informed organisation pursues an approach in all areas of its operations to prevent the replication of traumatic experiences or dynamics among clients and staff and avoids adding to the chronic stress people carry.

A programme, organisation or system that is trauma-informed;

  • realises the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for recovery
  • recognises the signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, family, staff and others involved in the system
  • responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures and practices
  • seeks to actively resist re-traumatisation.

This resource ‘A Treasure Box for Creating Trauma-Informed Organizations’ is a book packed full of valuable resources from bestselling and award-winning author, trainer, organisational consultant, and Clinical Psychologist Dr. Karen Treisman, and will show you how to weave a deep understanding of trauma and adversity into the daily practice and the whole fabric of your organisation.

This expert knowledge is presented in a bright and easy to understand way. Every chapter contains a huge array of colour photocopiable worksheets, downloadable materials, practical ideas, reflective questions, and exercises ready to use both individually and organisationally.

Covering guidance on policies, recruitment, supervision, language, cultural humility, co-production, team meeting ideas, staff wellbeing and more, this is the ultimate treasure trove for getting your organization truly and meaningfully trauma-informed.

There are also contributors from all over the world within different contexts, from prisons to social care to schools to residential homes and much more, which illustrate how to take the ideas and apply them into real world practice.

MindED is a free educational resource for professionals working with young people on their mental health and wellbeing.

Trauma Risk Management training

Trauma Risk Management training is now available on E-learning. This course is 14 hours of blended learning and 3 virtual assessments with a fully qualified mentor. This E-learning is now accredited by the CPD standards office.