Central West Landcare delivering a Mental Health first aid course

CRUCIAL SKILLS: Steven Gamble will be facilitating a Mental Health First Aid for Landcare members. Photo: SUPPLIED.

CRUCIAL SKILLS: Steven Gamble will be facilitating a Mental Health First Aid for Landcare members. Photo: SUPPLIED.

Central West Lachlan Landcare are thrilled to announce we will be working with Man Anchor to deliver a free accredited Mental Health First Aid course online.

With funding through Gotcha4Life, we are able to offer this course to 12 members that are willing to commit to six hours of e-learning prior to the commencement of the facilitated sessions on October 12 and 19.

The facilitated sessions will be held online in a group, and will run between 9.30am and 12pm on each day.

Participants also receive a Mental Health First Aid manual.

Facilitator Steven Gamble has been delivering programs through Man Anchor since 2017 to promote positive change in the way that health, and in particular, mental health is addressed.

Man Anchor has grown into a movement that supports both male and female mental wellbeing through education and awareness.

They believe that through education and awareness programs, they can empower the community to create positive change and a sustainable model to support the wellbeing of friends, family and the wider community.

Man Anchor are working to educate and empower the community to have tools to support their own wellbeing and that of the wider community.

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In Australia, one in five people aged 16 - 85 experience a mental illness in any year.

45 per cent of Australians will live with a mental health disorder in their lifetime.

The Standard Mental Health First Aid course will teach you how to provide initial support to other adults who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves; using a practical, evidence-based Action Plan.

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Bookings are available online, with links through our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CWLLandcare.

Of course, this would not be possible without the support of our friends at Gotcha4Life.

We are also looking forward to sharing some exciting news about another upcoming opportunity with Gotcha4Life and Tomorrow Woman in conjunction with the NSW Rural Women's Gathering.

Nine Australians take their own life every day - that is shocking statistic we need to help change.

Gotcha4Life are working hard to help Australians build mental fitness and bring that figure down.

Many of you would remember our visit with Gus and Vicky Worland last year.

They are still working hard to engage, educate and empower to end suicide.

For further information on this article, please go to www.centralwestlachlanlandcare.org or hit up our social media pages that have the handle cwllandcare.

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