Skills For Life > Mental Health Awareness

In an age when it is estimated that one in ten young people experience a mental health issue at any one time, and record numbers of young people are struggling due to factors such as social media, bullying, and academic pressures - we believe that Scouts has a place in giving young people and adults skills for life; and in supporting young people and adults to access further support.

Across Merseyside, we are developing our support. We have a group of Mental Health Awareness Coordinators, who have the aim of sharing best practise of mental health support and developing our links with mental health organisations in our local communities.

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Mental Health Awareness Co-Ordinators

Below is the list of those who attended the Mental Health First Aid course, and which Districts they operate in. If you would like to be connected with one of the team and do not already have their contact details, please get in touch with the County Office and we will connect you.

Our lead for this area of work is Jess Makin, County Mental Health Awareness Co-Ordinator.

Altside Dave Winrow
Bebington Contact County-wide or District Commissioner
Birkenhead Contact County-wide or District Commissioner
Crosby Rob Gorst
Formby Jess Makin
Liverpool North Ste James
Liverpool South Hannah Withey
Southport Bethan Kiernan and Stella Chisnell
St. Helens Beth Ackers
Wallasey Andrew Pickersgill
West Wirral Contact County-wide or District Commissioner
County-wide

Les Shaw
Mandy McCarthy
Kev Brown
Michael Hussey
Peter Oliver