Issue details

Community Support Network for staff and volunteers who have undertaken Mental Health First Aid Training

Herefordshire Council is committed to its approach of working in partnership with the community and voluntary sector and acknowledges its value in supporting the county and its residents.

It is recognised that volunteers in the community who may be offering support to people with developing mental health conditions, may find themselves coming under stress. It was felt important to put in place a community network where volunteers could get guidance and support from their peers with links into established community based organisations.

Training in Mental Health First Aid and mental health awareness is being provided to volunteers in the Talk Community Hubs and volunteers across the county, but it is essential that those volunteers are not then left without support for themselves.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/05/2022

Decision due: 13 November 2021 by Assistant Director All Ages Commissioning

Contact: Ewen Archibald, Interim Assistant Director, All Ages Commissioning Email: Tel: 01432 261970.