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Saturday 10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day

EC Safety Solutions are joining with national and international efforts to help spread the message.

This year’s theme is “creating hope through action”. The aim is to explore how individual and collective actions, however big or small, can create hope for ourselves and for others, leading to a world where fewer people die by suicide.

The coronavirus pandemic had a significant negative effect on people’s mental health, and more recently the cost-of-living crisis has caused increased stress and hardship for many people. For anyone struggling with the demands of life, help is always available.

A good local source of information is the Medway Mind website. The site provides a range of support and signposting to vital services for residents who are desperately seeking support for themselves or anyone who is worried about a loved one or someone they know.

Every Mind Matters:

Every Mind Matters is an exciting new campaign encouraging everyone to feel more confident about taking take care of their mental health.

Take the quiz to create your own mind plan to help you deal with stress, boost your mood, improve sleep and feel more in control.

Unfortunately, this quiz does not work in Internet Explorer. Please use another browser such as Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.

Every Mind Matters Quiz



Release the Pressure

It's natural to feel anxious or under stress in uncertain times. If you are feeling the pressure today, do not suffer in silence.  

Release the Pressure is a free, confidential 24-hour service. Support is available whenever you need it.

To get in touch you can:

  1. text the word 'Medway' to 85258
  2. Use the Release the Pressure webchat services
  3. call 0800 107 0160.

Release the Pressure is provided by independent charities and funded by Kent County Council and Medway Council.

In an emergency

If you do not feel you can keep yourself or another adult safe from immediate risk of harm, you should:

  • Phone 999
  • Go to the nearest accident and emergency (A&E) department of your local hospital
  • Phone the Kent and Medway Partnership Trust (KMPT) free 24-hour helpline for urgent mental health support and advice: 0800 783 9111.

For emergency children and young people's support, phone Single Point of Access on 0800 011 3474 (select option 1 and then option 3).

Mental Health First Aid Training

EC Safety Solutions offer a range of Mental Health First Aid Courses:

  • QA Level 1 introduction to Mental Health in the workplace - 1/2 day.

  • QA Level 2 Award in Understanding Mental Health in the workplace - 1 day.

  • QA Level 3 Award in Mental Health First Aid in the workplace - 2 days.

Depending on the course you choose, our Mental Health First Aid courses cover some if not all of the following topics:

What is mental health,  Mental and emotional wellbeing,  Stress vulnerability and the stress container.

Mental health conditions: Depression, Anxiety disorders, Psychosis and schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, Eating disorders,

Mental health and risk: suicide and self-harm,  Recovery,  Stigma and mental health issues. 

Supporting people in distress, Helpful resources,  Useful statistics,  What is First Aid for Mental Health,  Identifying mental health conditions,  Providing advice and starting a conversation.

Stress Mental health conditions, Drugs and alcohol, First Aid for Mental Health action plan, First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace,  Depression,  Post-traumatic stress disorder, Self-harm, Suicide, Eating disorders, Personality disorders, Bipolar disorder, Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Anxiety,

On successful completion of the course delegates will receive an accredited Qualsafe MHFA Certificate

To learn more about the courses available visit our website for a full list of course dates, information and prices 

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