A course open to all Croydon residents, funded by Croydon Council and Transport for London, is being offered to help people become mental health first aiders.

The campaign comes after the mental health charity Mind revealed the scale of the impact of the coronavirus on mental health. More than one in five adults with no previous experience of mental health problems said their mental health is now poor or very poor following a survey over the summer.

In response the council and Croydon Covid-19 Mutual Aid – a voluntary network launched in March – has launched the two-day online course targeting people who are already providing informal support for local residents – whether you’re a sports coach, a trusted auntie or just a neighbour who cares.

To enrol please download complete and return the forms listed below. 

MHFA Application Form (word version)

MHFA Application Form (pdf version)

MHFA Equal Opportunities Form