Introduction to the Blog

What we’re going to do, who’s going to do it, and how they’re going to do it!

Hi everyone,

My name is Gwen Goddard and I am the Training Lead for Mental Health First Aid in Wales.

We are in the business of training people to support one another, and we’ve never needed that more than we do right now. We are passionate about this, and as we are currently unable to train people face to face, we have taken the decision to use this platform to share as much information as we can – information that you need and that you ask us for.

I will be writing some of the blogs, but I will also be asking the rest of the MHFA Wales team to contribute – they will introduce themselves as well. We are really lucky to have such a varied and versatile team of trainers, counsellors, and advocates. Between us, we have a wealth of mental health based information to share.

We will also be having guest to blog or talk to on our podcasts and videos – people who are able to speak on more specific topics and who have their own expertise outside of the mental health realm. Topics that we think will be interesting, informative and helpful to you.

We hope that this is a helpful platform for everyone. This isn’t about being mentally ill – this is about us all staying mentally well in this and supporting one another to do so.

Please let us know what you think of it, and share away if you think it will help others too.

Take care,

Gwen ☺️