On Wednesday 26 February, Youth Focus: North East made the trek to London to attend the fourth annual Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Awards, held at the spectacular House of Lords.

Youth Focus: North East took away the joint top prize for MHFA Champion – demonstrating exemplary leadership in increasing mental health literacy in the community – recognising the hard work of all of the North East partners in addressing such a major issue.

Lord Kamlesh Patel and Poppy Jaman, CEO of MHFA England, talked about the reach of MHFA and Martin Coyd OBE spoke of his background and involvement – especially with regards to rugby, the armed forces, and mental health.

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