We are extremely happy to reveal we have recently been working with Aberdeen Council.

Discussing delivery of mental health strategies and how to educate on the importance of early intervention.

We recently delivered Mental Health training at Aberdeen Townhouse, to a group of individuals including council staff and local Mental Health support group leaders.

Providing the group with confidence and knowledge to identify the signs and symptoms of mental health issues.

Brett Townsley, Director at OSI and veteran of the UK Armed Forces Intelligence exploitation force said:

“Mental health training enables you to feel more equipped to recognise the symptoms of mental health issues, to reassure and respond to the situation. There is still a huge stigma around mental health. People are often ashamed to discuss any issues they might be having with their family and friends. This stigma is slowly starting to change but still has some way to go.  Initiatives and training like this is a fantastic step in the right direction. Making a practical difference.”

Part of the training is around eduction. Breaking down the stigma of mental health and providing the skills required to create safe space conversations. 

The training was hosted by Councillor Claire Imrie, Mental Health Spokesperson for Aberdeen Council. Claire recently completed her First Aid in Mental Health with Omniscient Safety Innovations, allowing her to provide competent initial care. 

Speaking after hosting her first training course, Claire said:

“Aberdeen Council has a long history of offering practical support and mental health is a topical issue, one we should all care about. I’m glad we’re raising awareness and tackling stigma across Aberdeen. OSI are experts in their field, this coupled with their drive to make a positive difference will undoubtedly benefit Aberdeen”