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Sinking Feeling animation

The Sinking Feeling animation tackles the heart-breaking reality that many children and young people are suffering in silence without the vital help and support they need, according to PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide.

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

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.


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. 

Training Providers

Learn about our approved training providers

Major Incident Response Team

The Major Incident Response Team (MIRT) provides a confidential support service to anyone who may find themselves caught up in an incident. 

Welcome to Head First

HeadFirst 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 Programme. The site has been funded through North Yorkshire’s Public Health Team and NHS England; funding is 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.  

Our outcomes are 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. 

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.