Why book this course?
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 well-being.
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.
Each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan and everyone who completes the course will receive:
A certificate to say you are a qualified 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.
Who is the course for?
This workshop will be of particular value to HR professionals, operational and business managers, team leaders, trade union representatives and other personnel responsible for promoting and supporting mental health and wellbeing at work and/or in their private lives.
What content will the course cover?
This two day course will include the following:
Why Mental Health First Aid?
The Mental Health First Aid action plan
What is mental health?
Impact of mental health issues
Stigma and discrimination
Alcohol, drugs and mental health
First aid for suicidal crisis.
Non-judgemental listening skills
Crisis first aid after a traumatic event
Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
Recovery and building resources
Action planning for using MHFA
What will I get out of the training?
This highly interactive training course combines tutor input with group discussions, case studies and activities. It teaches participants how to identify, understand and assist someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue. You will learn to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially prevent a crisis from happening. You will learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health and develop skills and confidence to approach and support someone. You will also learn to empower someone to access support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms.
What is the duration of this course?
This course runs over 2 full days.
Unless specified otherwise, this course commences at 9:00am and will finish at approximately 5:00pm. This is applicable to both virtual and in-person scheduled courses.
For all in-house training courses, we will adapt the timings and format for the day around the needs of your team and business. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Who is this accredited by?
This course is accredited by Mental Health First Aid - England.
On our scheduled courses, your course manual is included in the price of your course.
Where this course is run in-house, the cost of the manual is extra. Please contact us for full details.