One of my most significant manifesto pledges was a commitment to train 1000 local people in mental health first aid awareness, as part of my campaign to transform mental wellbeing in Watford.
Being run In partnership with the Watford & West Herts Chamber of Commerce, the project is part of my mission to make Watford a wellbeing town. Watford-based Camelot, the operator of The National Lottery has generously funded the initiative, having provided £30,000 for the project.
This Watford project will provide mental health first aid training to local businesses, schools and community groups. People can register their interest through the Watford & West Herts Chamber of Commerce, here: https://watfordchamber.co.uk/mental-health-first-aid-awareness-training/
There is a fee of £80 per participant (an almost 75% reduction than signing up for the course elsewhere). However, for students, small businesses and people from lower incomes, that fee will be waived. All participants must be a resident or affiliated to the Watford constituency to take part.
I am delighted to run this project with the support of the Chamber of Commerce and so many brilliant local people – not to mention Camelot. Transforming the mental health of our town is a personal priority of mine. I want mental health to be seen in the same way as physical health, and to encourage people to talk about how they are feeling.