Mental Health Promotion in Cornwall & Isles of Scilly has a county-wide remit to:
a) Increase awareness of mental ill-health and reduce stigma. Improve mental health and wellbeing and help people with mental ill-health to have the same opportunities as everyone else.
b) Aid Public Health in reducing the amount of deaths from suicide.
c) Reduce the gap between the people with the best health and those with the poorest, by targeting support where it is most needed.
This is done by providing and delivering training in the following 3 main areas:
- Suicide First Aid
- Stress in the Workplace Training
- Mental Health Awareness and Understanding
In addition to the above training courses, Mental Health Promotion also runs a training program which delivers Mindfulness taster days. This ancient and proven practice is used both nationally and internationally to help people change the way they think, feel and act.
Mindfulness helps people to break free from a downward spiral of negative thought and action, and make positive choices that support their wellbeing. It can help with recurrent depression, anxiety disorders and addictive behaviour – and other mental and physical problems including stress and chronic pain. Anyone can learn Mindfulness. It’s simple, you can practice it anywhere and its effects can be life changing.
Mental Health Promotion Co-ordinator – Karen Oldham-Waring