Maccy Mates are a group of local Macclesfield residents, representing many of our local clubs and groups, who undertook a 12-hour course in Mental Health First Aid in November 2020.
Maccy Mates are trained to offer help to a person developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. They are trained to give first aid until appropriate professional help is received or until the crisis resolves.
Maccy Mates are not mental health professionals but someone from Macclesfield's social networks, sporting groups, family members, friends or colleagues.
By undertaking the Mental Health First Aid training
Maccy Mates are able to recognise symptoms of
different illnesses and mental health crisis, how to offer and provide initial help and how to guide a person towards appropriate treatment and professional, supportive help.
If you need someone to talk to, give one of the Maccy Mates a call - anytime!