The Emotional First Aid Team have been out and about a lot since April last year. Paul and Stuart have been flying the EFA flag as far a field as Rochdale. Since April 2010 we have delivered training, with the help of our superb EFA Trainers, to 45 cohorts!
There are now 647 Emotional First Aiders country wide and 136 EFA Trainers. EFA courses have been run (and will continue to run) in Basingstoke, Bracknell, Gosport, Kent, Oxford, Portsmouth, Reading, Rochdale, Slough, Southampton, Southend, Thurrock, Windsor and Wokingham.
We can’t wait for the year ahead with lots of exciting new developments happening. Currently, we are writing Parent’s EFA with the help of our wonderful pilot cohort of Parents from Southampton. The next year will also see us develop Learning Disabilities EFA with a pilot cohort from Portsmouth.
Thank you to everyone we have worked with over the last year, you have been wonderfully supportive and it always makes us smile when we realise how many people out there really care about making a difference to children and young people experiencing emotional distress.