The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation have today announced the launch of their Howstha campaign.

A campaign centred around a series of online mental health courses targeted at individuals wishing to develop their knowledge in counselling, suicide awareness and awareness of mental health problems.

The courses, which are run in partnership with The Skills Network, are available to study for FREE for individuals who are over the age of 19 and not currently in education.

Courses include:
• Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
• Level 2 Certificate in Self-harm and Suicide Awareness and Prevention
• Level 2 Certificate In Counselling Skills

Upon course completion, learners will gain a nationally recognised qualification which is equivalent to GCSE level.

The courses may be of interest to individuals associated with community clubs, volunteers and people wishing to learn more about mental health in general.

In the current circumstances, it is now more important than ever to raise awareness of mental health in both adults and children. By choosing to study with the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation and The Skills Network, learners will have access to a wide range of interactive resources and educational content.

The Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems provides learners with a comprehensive overview of prevalent mental health problems and how to work with or interact with individuals who may have them.

As part of the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, learners will study a range of modules, including counselling skills theories, diversity and ethics in counselling.

The Level 2 Certificate in Self-harm and Suicide Awareness course covers a number of areas including recognising the signs of suicide and self-harm in individuals and the principles of self-harm and suicide prevention.

Beth Cook, Health and Wellbeing Manager for the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation said: “Mental health conditions do not discriminate, which is why we feel these courses are the perfect opportunity for anyone looking to increase their own understanding of common mental health issues, as well as enhancing their own community through the knowledge gained.

“We want to work with as many cricket clubs, community groups and individuals who are keen to increase people’s understanding of ‘mental health’ and break down the stigma associated with this.”

All courses are delivered remotely, allowing learners to study at their own pace and ability and take approximately 8-12 weeks to complete.

You can show your support for the campaign on social media by engaging and following the #Howstha hashtag.

To secure your place today and help to reduce the stigma associated with mental health please click here or email [email protected]

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