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Mental Health First Aid (Wales)
With one in four of us affected by mental health problems each year, service providers across Wales are being offered a new short training course to deal more effectively with these challenges. In a mental health crisis situation people often do not know how to respond, yet the helper’s actions may determine how quickly that person gets help and/or recovers. Mind Cymru is project managing the training of Instructors to teach Mental Health First Aid throughout Wales. Now Instructors have started delivering the two-day course in their area of Wales. On the 12-hour MHFA (Wales) course participants learn ways to be calm and confident and to give the best help, as in Emergency First Aid where members of the public offer immediate aid to support the person while appropriate help is on its way. The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course covers common mental health problems including alcohol, drugs and depression, crisis first aid for suicidal behaviour, first aid for anxiety and panic attacks and other issues including self-harm. This first aid training aims to help preserve life where a person may be a danger to themselves or others; provide help to prevent the mental distress developing into a more serious state; promote recovery of good mental health; and provide comfort to a person experiencing mental distress.
27 January 2009

Participation Cymru
Participation Cymru is a unique project in Wales, which provides innovative training, support, information and policy direction in participatory approaches to citizen and community engagement, development and regeneration. This site aims to be a useful resource for those interested in all aspects of participation.
10 October 2008

Voluntary Action Cardiff
Voluntary Action Cardiff's mission is to promote social justice by supporting the development of a vibrant and flourishing voluntary and community sector in Cardiff. It's aims are to promote social justice through community action that challenges powerlessness, prejudice, discrimination and deprivation, to support the development of a more effective and efficient voluntary and community sector in Cardiff through the delivery of a range of support and capacity building services including information, advice, and training, and to support the development of a more influential and cohesive voluntary and community sector in Cardiff by facilitating networking and partnership within the sector; and between it and the public and private sectors.
10 October 2008

Vale Centre for Voluntary Services
Our role is to support voluntary action in the Vale, which we do in a variety of ways and with a variety of partners. Working to an annual Work Programme based on the Local Voluntary Services Scheme Minimum Standards, we aim to encourage and inspire standards of excellence through our support and development, representation and joint working. Whether representing the views of members nationally, or printing posters for a local group, we work to build the capacity of the voluntary sector in the Vale and raise awareness about the work it does to the benefit of the community as a whole.
10 October 2008

Wales Council for Voluntary Action
WCVA is the voice of the voluntary sector in Wales. WCVA represent and campaign for voluntary organisations, volunteers and communities. WCVA run courses and conferences throughout Wales, provide advice on training issues as well as running a database of trainers & consultants and a trainers support network.
11 July 2007