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‘Catching’ it early can be beneficial

A new £15m programme will see up to 1m people trained in basic mental health “first aid” skills.  The programme will improve personal resilience and help people recognise & respond effectively to signs of mental illness in others.

The campaign - designed & delivered by Public Health England (PHE) - will help people assess their own mental wellbeing and learn techniques to reduce stress.  There will be an online learning module designed to improve the public’s knowledge, skills & confidence on mental health.

These are skills for life, as most of us will at some point either experience poor mental health or care for a loved one trying to cope.  The campaign will aim to build resilience and give people advice, based on what has been shown to work, so that we can all be better at supporting people experiencing poor mental health.
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