Chynoweth House, Trevissome Park, Blackwater, Truro TR4 8UN, UK

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  • Location
    Chynoweth House
  • Address
    Apt 2726, Chynoweth House, Trevissome Park, Truro, TR4 8UN
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Mental Health First Aid training within the Sikh community being sponsored by City Sikhs

Project/s Description/s

Over the last few months, City Sikhs has been working to train up people from the Sikh community to become qualified Mental Health First Aiders across the country. The course is being provided free-of-charge as part of the charity’s ongoing sewa (voluntary work) to the British Sikh community. So far, 37 people have been trained up in London and in Bradford by City Sikh volunteer and award-winning charity founder Neelam Heera. The most recent training session took place at the Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Bradford, with 16 people from the local congregation becoming qualified Mental Health First Aiders and the first port of call for people with poor mental health. The training coincided with the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak, and it was seen as a fitting way to honour the first Sikh Guru’s memory. Although some course providers charge up to £250 per person for the two-day training course, City Sikhs is looking to absorb all of the costs itself in order to develop a much needed nationwide network of Sikh Mental Health First Aiders with ongoing support and help for them to create safe spaces in their local communities.

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  • Registered Charity
  • Place of Registration
    England and Wales
  • Budget
    Less than $1’000
  • Donations Accepted
  • Members
  • Staff
    40 Volunteers

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