Training & Development

Training & Development

Orkney Blide Trust has been providing support for people with lived experience of mental ill health for over 25 years. We can offer the following training course, delivered by a qualified instructor that will help you as an individual or an organisation to be better placed to offer support to others.

Scottish Mental Health First Aid – a course that is constantly monitored for quality and is supported by NHS Scotland. This course teaches how to approach and support people who may be in a mental health crisis. For more information please ask for the SMHFA information sheet. Previous participants when asked how they will use the training said:

It will help me to identify if there is someone with mental health issues and how best to deal with them or the situation.”

I will now be conscious of all the conditions and be alert to recognising them in the work I do.”

To apply what I have learned to re-assess how I deal/treat colleagues and service users suffering from mental ill health.”

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For more information on the course, pricing and how to book please view and/or download our SMHFA Information sheet.


If you use the JustGiving Fundraising button you can raise funds for the Blide without the hassle of working out how to transfer the money to us. You will be able to create a fundraising page (you may have to create an account), tell people what it is you are doing and JustGiving handle the donations!

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