Latest News | 11 June 2024

Collaboration offers mental first-aider training

Derby County Community Trust
East Midlands Chamber
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East Midlands Chamber has partnered with Loates to provide businesses with access to mental health first-aider training.

It will see Loates provide mental health courses, accredited by MHFA England, either in-person or online.

The courses help delegates gain the knowledge and skills to spot signs of people experiencing poor mental health, be confident enough to start a conversation and signpost a person to appropriate support.​

Since 2022, Loates has provided complimentary MHFA training to a number of organisations across the region, including Derby County Community Trust.

Vicki Thompson, head of leadership and training programmes at East Midlands Chamber, said: “We see this as a natural extension to the broad training programme we already offer.

“The mental health first aider courses can also be booked by businesses as an in-house course.”

The sessions are open to chamber members and non-members. To book visit

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