Mental Health First Aid England CIC Awards 2017
Belinda attended the celebration event, with award winner Phil Matthews from sister company Ace Wellbeing.
In Autumn 2016 a Youth MHFA instructor cohort met in Bristol and worked for 7 days with Belinda Heaven and Lee Loveless to train to become youth instructors. The group have stayed in touch and meet, speak and communicate regularly (including on a special What’sApp group). They share resources, articles and best practice with each other as well as their own stories from the font line.
The judges presented this award in recognition of this being a wonderful way for MHFA instructors working with a shared purpose to build a community and network and to support each other in what can sometimes be difficult work. The judges especially enjoyed the story of Julie, a drama teacher and group member, who has invented an ALGEE dance which members use when they teach courses and then share the photographic evidence!