mental health support charity offers training courses
are being invited for new mental health training courses being run
by a Burnham-On-Sea charity.
Charley's Memory delivers mental health support to young people
in memory of Burnham teenager Charley Marks who
took his own life in 2014.
and Highbridge Town Council and Sedgemoor District Council have
given grant funding to enable the charity to run two 'Ambassador
Courses' - one aimed at King Alfred School students in years 9-12
and the other for students at Bridgwater College.
Bridgwater College Students will complete the Mental Health First
Aid Course - an international qualification - and the King Alfred
School students will complete a shorter course around mental health
and wellbeing," said a spokeswoman.
ambassadors will be fully supported by a mentor throughout the year
and there will be a celebration event on completion of training
idea of this scheme is to develop links between the school, college
and In Charley's Memory, so that the young people can be more involved
in developing the services and also know where to find support if
one of their peers needs it - they will be sign-posting their friends
to things that might help them."
dates for both these schemes are in October and applications are
invited now. Contact In Charley's Memory via Facebook or by calling
01278 773403 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to find
out more and apply for this new scheme.