Mental health


Mental Health First Aid training

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue. Click here for dates, cost and details.

Suicide prevention training 

Do you know the signs to look out for, or have the confidence to talk to someone who is struggling to cope?

Sign up here for free 20-minute suicide prevention training. It can be completed anytime from a laptop, tablet or mobile phone and requires no special expertise or knowledge. It is designed to give you the skills and confidence to help support someone who may be considering suicide.

The training, which is run by the Zero Suicide Alliance, shows how to have a direct and honest conversation about suicide with friends, family or anyone you meet.

  • The aim is to break the stigma of talking about the subject, suicidal thoughts and bereavement, and help the South West become a ‘zero suicide region’.
  • Sign up here for the free online suicide prevention training.
  • For immediate support the Samaritans is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call free on 116 123 or visit the Samaritans website to find out more.

Email mentalhealthfirstaid@bristoldiocese.org with any queries.