PEM donate to Home Start Cambridge for their mental health first aid training course.
The PEM Charitable Trust are delighted to donate a grant of £2,000 to fund a two-day mental health first aid course for Home Start’s volunteers. This will better equip their volunteers who provide support at home for those with young children who need it most.
We were also pleased to offer our meeting rooms to host the training course free of charge, which was run by CPSL MIND. We also provided lunch and refreshments for the volunteers to enjoy during the break.
Emma Sadler, Home Start’s Senior Co-ordinator said:
‘Thank you so much to PEM for your generosity in supporting us at Home-Start Cambrigeshire to access Mental Health First Aid training for both members of our staff and volunteer team.
By attending the course the staff and volunteers who have become MHFAiders will be able to support colleagues, fellow volunteers and families experiencing poor mental health to either access longer term professional support or manage situations where professional support is not required.
A high percentage of families referred to Home-Start Cambridgeshire identify parental mental health as a support need at the point of referral. By ensuring we have appropriately trained staff and volunteers we are able to ensure we can give parents across Cambridgeshire the practical and emotional support they need with this. This supports our aim of helping parents be the best they can be, in order to give children the best start in life.’
Amy Hayden, our CSR and Community Lead said:
‘We were so pleased to be able to support Home Start with this important training course, having recently attended a two day mental health first aid course myself, I know how helpful it can be. We wanted to help as much as possible so were really happy to host the training sessions at our offices in Milton, and it was lovely to meet Claire, the trainer from CPSL MIND and the wonderful Home Start volunteers.’