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Mental Health First Aid

Become a Mental Health First Aider

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a two day course which educates people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.

You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.

You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more.

What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive well-being and tackle stigma in the world around you

Mental Health First Aid Course / Workshop
Mental Health First Aid Course

Mental Health First Aid

This two day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider, giving you:

  • An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support - whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix

Mental Health First Aid

Format
  • Two day face to face course across four manageable sessions
  • Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities
  • Each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn
Takeaways

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are a Mental Health First Aider
  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it
  • A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health
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FAQs

Your certificate will be from The Mental Health Foundation, it is the only training provider that is accredited by the Royal Society of Public Health for training instructors.

Our Instructors are Mental Health Professionals, including Mental Health Nurses and Accredited Psychotherapists who also work in a clinical setting.

No, this is a comprehensive course that covers many aspects of Mental Health and the skills required to become  Mental Health First Aid trained. You will have evidence- based materials to refer to following the course.

The groups are kept small so that a safe place for learning and sharing is created.

£280.00 per delegate, this includes a £240.00 attendance fee plus £40.00 material from Mental Health First Aid England which is a requirement for the training. Mental Health First Aid England value this course at £300.00

Discounts are available for closed companies who wish to train a number of staff, as well as education institutes, veterans, and the charity sector.

Courses require 8 people to attend. Often courses are run within organisation’s when a number of employees are to be trained as Mental Health First Aiders.

Open courses are also available, please check the home page for the next open course.

Currently all training is delivered online.

Please see our Mental Health Awareness course on our workshops page. Other workshops such as Depressions and Anxiety awareness are also available. These are also run by Mental Health Professionals who have gained experience both within the NHS and private practice.

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