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Mental Health Recovery
And
Suicide Prevention First Aid Trainers



Mental Health Recovery
And
Suicide Prevention First Aid Trainers



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Who We Are

We deliver mental health, mental health recovery and suicide prevention first aid training and inspirational talks for organisations, groups who may be in close contact with people who are experiencing poor mental health, or just simply wanting to expand their knowledge around mental health or suicide prevention. 


In the U.K 1-4 People will experience a common mental health related issue (such as Anxiety or Depression) every year.


The highest suicide rates in the UK are amongst men aged between 45-49, and a reported 84 men a week in the UK end their life by suicide. That’s 12 a day. In Swindon, alone there were 52 suicides between 2014-16.


It’s estimated that 5.5% of the population has had suicidal thoughts (this is only a registered figure). 


There are many factors to take into account which can lead a person to suicide. Suicide is extremely complex; it occurs gradually, progressing from suicidal thoughts, to planning, to attempting suicide, and finally dying by suicide. 


It is more important than ever to understand what mental health is and how we can all play a part in suicide prevention, also to be able to identify the signs and symptoms of poor mental health, and to provide the correct support and guidance to those who are affected. 


Anybody who works around people with mental health problems needs to understand each condition fully. Likewise, anyone who has seen someone experience mental health problems would benefit from understanding the meaning, causes, effects, symptoms and management of the condition. 


Mindcanyon are UNIQUE in that we offer one day training workshops in mental health recovery and suicide prevention first aid training.


We are qualified in the following areas:


Life Coaching

Counselling Skills

Expert By Experience

Adult Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Understanding Mental Health Issues

Suicide Prevention First Aid Education

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Where We Came From

 In 2015 I experienced a nervous breakdown whilst at work, I chose to use the time I was signed off to walk the entire length of Britain to help myself, and raise awareness for Mental Health and homelessness.


I could also see there was a gap in the market for mental health recovery education and suicide prevention first aid training from a lived experience perspective.


It is more important than ever to understand what mental health is, and be able to identify the signs and symptoms of mental ill health, and to provide the correct support and guidance to those who are affected.  


Work-related stress, depression or anxiety is defined as a harmful reaction people have to undue pressures and demands placed on them at work. 


The latest estimates from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) show: the total number of cases of work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2017/18 was 595,000, a prevalence rate of 1,800 per 100,000 workers.  The rate of work-related stress, depression and anxiety was broadly flat but has shown signs of increasing in recent years. 


The number of new cases was 239,000, an incidence rate of 720 per 100,000 workers. The total number of working days lost due to this condition in 2017/18 was 15.4 million days. This equated to an average of 25.8 days lost per case. Working days lost per worker due to 'self reported' work-related stress, depression or anxiety shows no clear long term trend. 


In 2017/18, stress, depression or anxiety accounted for 44% of all work-related ill health cases and 57% of all working days lost due to ill health. Research shows staff with lower stress, levels take fewer days off; they're also less likely to make mistakes, make better decisions and feel more motivated. 


The government Thriving at Work Report states that ‘Poor mental health costs UK employers between £33 billion and £42 billion every year’, and that, ‘ workplace interventions to improve employee mental health yields a return on investment between £1.50 and £9 for every £1 spent. 


We run workshops and talks for Schools, Colleges, Universities, organisations, professionals, individuals and groups wanting to learn more about Mental Health, Mental Health Recovery and Suicide Prevention.

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Our Vision

We believe that everybody has the right to a fulfilling and meaningful life, and with the right support and intervention, should not have to suffer through mental ill health.  


Life can be challenging, so at Mindcanyon we've made it our mission to educate, support, encourage and help empower those facing mental health challenges, and show recovery is possible.


Helping People Change Their Lives.

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