The SPFL Trust held it’s latest mental health first aid training course on 13th and 14th September 2017. This was partly funded by us at foundation and trustees were kindly invited to participate on the course.
The course, delivered by Positive Mental Health Scotland, is available through the Chris Mitchell Foundation to any member of staff or players associated with Scottish professional football. We were joined by staff from a range of clubs including Hibernian, Celtic, Rangers, Dundee, Dundee Utd and Heart of Midlothian.
The training provides individuals with the relevant skills in order to assist those who require immediate help with poor mental health issues and be that bridge to get them to professional help. It is an intense couple of days and covers all areas of mental health illnesses and gives a great insight into being able to spot signs and symptoms of people suffering at early stages.
Sky Sports News joined us on Day 2 carrying out interviews with participants from the course, Mark Fleming who co-delivered the course and Director of Positive Mental Health Scotland and Louise from the Chris Mitchell Foundation. Check out our Twitter page to see the news clip!