InterAct welcomes Prime Minister’s Mental Health First Aid pledge

Posted 09 January 2017

InterAct, a local charity supporting the mental and emotional wellbeing of people across Essex, has welcomed the Prime Minister’s pledge to offer Mental Health First Aid training in every secondary school. Theresa May also announced that employers and organisations will be given additional training in supporting staff who need to take time off.

InterAct currently provides a range of training and support for schools, colleges, businesses and community groups. We deliver the internationally recognised Mental Health First Aid Course for young people and adults. We also deliver a range of other training to teachers and staff in schools to help support young people and to employers to support their workforce.

This support is vital as 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem in any given year. InterAct welcomes the Prime Minister’s focus on tackling stigma and discrimination.

Anita Goldsmith, Chief Executive of InterAct, said:

“We welcome the Prime Minister’s announcement on further action to support the emotional and mental wellbeing of people in schools, workplaces and the community. From our experience there is still lots more work to be done to help provide the necessary support and reduce the stigma around mental health. We look forward to being able to increase our delivery across Essex in every part of the community.”

For further information please contact Adam Fox on 01245 608332 or 07790099940 adam.fox@interact.org.uk

 

About InterAct

InterAct is a registered charity and supports people to reach their potential, improve their wellbeing and strengthen their communities. InterAct is a leading provider of support services in Essex. InterAct has been operating for 25 years of delivering high quality services to young people and adults. Every year InterAct helps thousands of individuals and their families, supporting people to reach their potential, improve their wellbeing and strengthen their communities. InterAct currently employs 20 staff and has a team of over 100 volunteers who actively support its work.

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