The background of World Mental Health Day

Today, 10th October, is the international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. First celebrated in 1992 it was the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries. On this day, each October, thousands of supporters come to celebrate this annual awareness program to bring attention to mental illness and its major effects on people’s lives worldwide.

Up until 1994, the day had no specific theme other than to promote the general advocacy of mental health awareness and educating the public. But in 1994 World Mental Health Day was celebrated with a theme for the first time “Improving the Quality of Mental Health Services throughout the World”. 

In 2018, Prime Minister Theresa May appointed Jackie Doyle-Price as the UK’s first suicide prevention minister. This occurred while as the government hosted the first ever global summit, and was a major step forward for raising awareness.

Mental Health Training

At Kentra Training we work closely with SO Coach to deliver Mental Health First Aid courses, Simon is an Instructor Member approved to deliver MHFA England courses.   He is fantastic and delivers the training with enthusiasm and years of experience.

More details of the training course and other first aid courses provided by Simon and Amy are available on their website by following this link.


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Safety Training

In addition to the first aid courses offered by Simon, Kentra provide over 100 different courses  a full course brochure can be downloaded from this website – so have a look at what we do.

Our trained office staff are waiting to help you with any of your health and safety training requirements or questions regarding the courses we can offer.   Just click on this link for the ‘Get in Touch‘ option or give us a call on 01606 832 556.

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