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Council's Champions offer free mental health first aid training to businesses

Great Yarmouth Borough Council's Community Champions programme has teamed up with the 12th Man campaign to offer local businesses mental health first aid training on Tuesday, January 24.

Logo for mental health charity 12th Man

12th Man provides training, coaching and support for companies, organisations and groups who want to encourage men to talk about mental health and ensure that when someone seeks help they are supported.

The free training is designed to encourage trades and interests that work with men, or where men constitute a large part of their customer or client base - such as barbers, tattoo shops, pubs and taxis - to have the confidence to have challenging conversations with men around their mental health.

The training will be held in the Supper Room at the Town Hall in Great Yarmouth at 6pm on Tuesday, January 24, and will be followed by regular contact from the Community Champions programme, which will provide updates on local services and training opportunities.

Councillor Emma Flaxman-Taylor, chair of the council's Neighbourhood and Housing Committee, said: "I really encourage any eligible local businesses to sign up for this free mental health first aid training. It is a great opportunity to learn how to support men to talk about mental health more openly, more often and without stigma or prejudice."

To book a free place on the training session or to ask any questions please contact James Dudley on james.dudley@great-yarmouth.gov.uk or 01493 846613.

Last modified on 09 January 2023

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