Copyright © 2022 Community Living Well

Mental Health Aware Training

A new date has been announced for Mental Health Aware, the free training programme provided by Kensington & Chelsea Mind and Kensington & Chelsea Social Council (KCSC). The next session will be on Friday 20 May. 


The training programme is an accredited training developed by Mental Health First Aid (England) (MHFA) called Mental Health Aware.

*Please note: the course is open to individuals who live, work, study or volunteer in North Kensington, or to groups and community organisations based in and serving the area.


  • Facilitation by a qualified and experienced instructor
  • A 3.5hr online session of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities
  • A maximum group size of 25
  • A manual and workbook for every participant to keep for future reference
  • A certificate of completion from MHFA (England) stating that the participant is ‘mental health aware’


  • What mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
  • An introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing
  • Confidence to support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue
  • Where to go for advice and support locally and how to get help in a crisis

This training normally costs £150 but is being supported by funding from West London Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS) so that it can be offered as a free programme to help build confidence and resilience around mental health in our community.

Half the courses will be open to individuals who meet the eligibility criteria of living or working in North Kensington. The remaining courses are on offer to groups and community organisations based in and serving the area who would like to develop their capacity to be mental health aware. Your group would receive:

  • A bespoke Mental Health Aware training course for up to 25 of your members, staff and volunteers to run at a time that works for you
  • A named Mind contact who will facilitate 2 follow up mentoring sessions to help embed your new mental health skills in your group
  • Ongoing advice and information through Mind’s dedicated support line


For more information, and to register, contact Jill on 07944 527 107 or email: [email protected]

Community Living Well is a mental health service available to anyone aged 16 and over and who is registered with a GP in Kensington & Chelsea, Queen’s Park or Paddington. Find out how we can help

Author: Stewart Gillespie
Posted on: 3rd May 2022

SMART St Mary Abbots Rehabilitation and Training