Mental health first aid training welcomed

The first-aid course involves two days of training provided by Brain Ambulance.

Calvary co-ordinator Lisa Dunne said there was an increased number of clients coming to Calvary and other services with mental health issues.

�It was important to ensure staff are trained in this area so they can provide the best service to clients,� she said.

�Calvary Youth Services organised the training through Brain Ambulance and invited a number of local organisations to purchase places in the training for their staff.

�Staff from Pat Thomas House, Passages Resource Centre, Wanslea, Interchange, Peel Youth Services and Halls Head College attended.�

Calvary Youth Services staff hope to bring other identified training to the Peel region in a similar format.