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.

Major evidence review identifies opportunities to improve support for young people’s mental health

The decline in young people’s mental health is well documented. EIF hope this study will inform the next steps towards providing the most appropriate mental health support within schools. The evidence review shows that when delivered to a high standard, school-based mental health and behavioural interventions can help address some of the biggest challenges young people, families, schools and society as a whole are currently facing.

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 for those supporting children and young people online course

PHE launches new Psychological First Aid training for those supporting children and young people aged up to 25 affected by COVID-19.

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

    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

    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. 

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    New mental health hub opens in Northallerton

    As well as offering modern facilities, North Moor House also provides community team offices and much-needed increased consulting room space. This will support improved access to services, allowing more people to be seen as quickly as possible and reducing waiting...

    More young people in Yorkshire treated for eating disorders than ever before

    Greater numbers of children and young people in Yorkshire are suffering from eating disorders than ever before, NHS directors say, with cases rising by 100 per cent in some areas over the past 12 months.

    High demand on mental health service in Yorkshire

    Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust runs mental health, learning disability and eating disorder services across Teesside, York, North Yorkshire, Darlington and County Durham. On Friday, the trust moved to Operational Pressures Escalation Level (OPEL) four – the...

    Over-35s team boosting mental wellbeing in Malton

    In this month’s Team North Yorkshire, community reporter Louise Perrin spoke to members of Malton’s Veterans Football Team to discover how they benefit from playing.

    New Scarborough art project to help mental health

    A gardening project used to help people overcome mental health problems in the Scarborough area has proved so successful a new art scheme is being established with the hope it will have similar results.

    Calls for men to talk about mental health to prevent suicide

    In 2021, there were over 5,000 suicides registered in England, with suicide being the highest cause of death in men under the age of 50. Around three quarters of deaths from suicides each year are men. The Samaritans answer a call for help every 10 seconds, and around...

    Veterans sought in University of Essex fishing and mental health study

    A ground-breaking study which could lead to GPs prescribing angling to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has appealed to military veterans to help its research. The University of Essex project wants former servicemen and women to explore the potential health...

    North Yorkshire Council calls for more mental health help

    Stuart Carlton said increasing the amount of help for children with mental health issues ranked alongside child exploitation and online safety as the most significant challenges his colleagues were facing. He was speaking at a meeting of the authority's children and...

    New mental health hub opens in Northallerton

    As well as offering modern facilities, North Moor House also provides community team offices and much-needed increased consulting room space. This will support improved access to services, allowing more people to be seen as quickly as possible and reducing waiting...

    More young people in Yorkshire treated for eating disorders than ever before

    Greater numbers of children and young people in Yorkshire are suffering from eating disorders than ever before, NHS directors say, with cases rising by 100 per cent in some areas over the past 12 months.

    High demand on mental health service in Yorkshire

    Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust runs mental health, learning disability and eating disorder services across Teesside, York, North Yorkshire, Darlington and County Durham. On Friday, the trust moved to Operational Pressures Escalation Level (OPEL) four – the...

    Over-35s team boosting mental wellbeing in Malton

    In this month’s Team North Yorkshire, community reporter Louise Perrin spoke to members of Malton’s Veterans Football Team to discover how they benefit from playing.

    New Scarborough art project to help mental health

    A gardening project used to help people overcome mental health problems in the Scarborough area has proved so successful a new art scheme is being established with the hope it will have similar results.

    Self-harm in Adults consultation opportunity

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    North Yorkshire Council calls for more mental health help

    Stuart Carlton said increasing the amount of help for children with mental health issues ranked alongside child exploitation and online safety as the most significant challenges his colleagues were facing. He was speaking at a meeting of the authority's children and...

    New mental health hub opens in Northallerton

    As well as offering modern facilities, North Moor House also provides community team offices and much-needed increased consulting room space. This will support improved access to services, allowing more people to be seen as quickly as possible and reducing waiting...

    More young people in Yorkshire treated for eating disorders than ever before

    Greater numbers of children and young people in Yorkshire are suffering from eating disorders than ever before, NHS directors say, with cases rising by 100 per cent in some areas over the past 12 months.

    High demand on mental health service in Yorkshire

    Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust runs mental health, learning disability and eating disorder services across Teesside, York, North Yorkshire, Darlington and County Durham. On Friday, the trust moved to Operational Pressures Escalation Level (OPEL) four – the...

    Over-35s team boosting mental wellbeing in Malton

    In this month’s Team North Yorkshire, community reporter Louise Perrin spoke to members of Malton’s Veterans Football Team to discover how they benefit from playing.

    New Scarborough art project to help mental health

    A gardening project used to help people overcome mental health problems in the Scarborough area has proved so successful a new art scheme is being established with the hope it will have similar results.

    Self-harm in Adults consultation opportunity

    The Yorkshire and the Humber Self Harm in Adults study will soon be starting. We will be interviewing people with lived experience of self harm to find out more about their experiences and what has helped or hindered them in protecting their personal mental health and...

    Self-harm service design consultation Humber Coast and Vale

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    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.