During 2018, FTiL ran four community Mental Health First Aid England (MHFAE) 2-day Adult courses, supported by a grant from the Thrale Charity. All three of our MHFAE trained volunteers were involved as instructors. Each course had two instructors. MHFAE sets the maximum number of trainees on each course at 16. Instructor training was funded by grants from the National Lottery Community Fund and the Battersea Power Station Foundation. IT equipment used in the delivery of these courses was funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.
The dates, venues and numbers of trainees successfully completing the courses were:
12 and 13 February at the Karibu Education Centre, SW9 7PH, 15 trainees;
13 and 14 August at the Caribbean Hindu Cultural Society, SW2 2BB, 14 trainees;
23 and 25 October at the Pavilion at Tooting Bec Lido, SW16 1RU, 14 trainees;
3 and 4 November at the Hyderi Islamic Centre, SW16 5PQ, 15 trainees.
So during the year 58 people connected to FTiL and its partner organisations became qualified as mental health first aiders. In addition, 15 staff at Lambeth College were trained in a special course on 3 and 4 April.