It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and, although this news is not hot off the press, since I did it in February/March, I thought I’d let you know I’ve qualified as a Mental Health First Aider. This course is run in many different countries (see MHFA International) but I did mine with MHFA England. My impression is it’s a franchise, so I suppose the quality of the teaching will depend to some extent on the instructor(s) you choose, but I struck lucky.
I’ve signed up for a course to overcome my fear of heights. I can’t say I’m exactly looking forward to it, but it’s going to be wonderful to have achieved it and, as they say in therapy circles, the only way out is through. My fear of heights is holding me back, preventing me from doing things I want to do, and it’s high time (pun intended) for me to face it down.