First Aid Training
with Tracy Sullivan
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a series of training courses which teaches you how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.
MHFA England is the sole provider of licensed Mental Health First Aid. As an Instructor Member of MHFA the training Open Minds offers is accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.
MHFA courses won’t teach you to be a therapist, but they will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.
Hi, I’m Tracy the Director of Open Minds Training and Consultancy which I have developed with a small, brilliant team to help provide mental health training and support to businesses and individuals.
I became a Mental Health First Aider whilst I was the CEO of a charity. We experienced the tragic loss of a talented young person who died by suicide, shortly before he was to perform at our arts centre. This was a huge wakeup call for me, and I realised that I had no idea how to support the people I was working with, or indeed my friends and family. This led me to discover Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). My training was truly life changing, so much so that I believe everyone should have this knowledge and learn these skills. To say that it really could ‘change the world’ sounds over the top but I really think it can!
“I really love being able to facilitate learning; to listen to people's stories and share their experiences for the benefit of themselves and others; and I have been thrilled with the positive feedback I have received from course delegates..”