Course Contents

This introductory four hour course raises awareness of mental health.  You will gain:

  • An understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
  • An introduction to looking after their own mental health and maintaining well-being
  • Confidence to offer support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue

About the Course

  • This is a half day course delivered face-to-face
  • Limited numbers per course so that the instructor can keep people safe/supported while they learn

Learning Outcomes

All candidates receive the following:

  • Certificate of attendance
  • Manual to refer to whenever needed
  • Work including a helpful toolkit to support their own mental health
  • Mental Health Awareness badge


  • The Junction Sports & Leisure Centre, Station Approach, Broadstone BH18 8AX

Attendees should remember to bring one form of photographic ID e.g. passport, driving licence, or two forms of non-photographic ID e.g. birth certificate, utility bill.


There is a short multiple choice questionnaire to pass this course.

Forthcoming Courses

– Thursday 19 September 2024 | 12:15 – 16:15


YMCA Bournemouth are subsidising places for local residents, price upon application


To secure space(s) – please call our Reception/Admin Team on 01202 777766 or 01202 076404 or for further information, email Debit/credit card details required for payment/securing place(s).

Did you know?

The revenue generated from our training courses contributes to our charitable aims and our ability to make a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable people locally.

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We are a charity and any help you can offer us, whether it be a donation, taking part in one of our fundraising events or volunteering your time, is hugely appreciated. Thank you!

Since August 2020, over 600 individuals and representatives of local organisations achieved certification from YMCA Bournemouth and their partners.

Contact Us

Get in touch

Training Department
YMCA Bournemouth
Delta House
56 Westover Road
Bournemouth BH1 2BS

Admin Team
01202 076404 or
01202 777766