Two day Mental Health First Aid (Adults) Course developed by MHFA England 

We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. Mental ill health can strike at any time and can affect people from all walks of life.

Although things are improving, stigma still exists around mental ill health. As a society, we don't tend to know how to take care of our mental health like we do our physical health. This means that people may not know how to support a friend, family member or colleague experiencing a mental health issue, or where to go for support with their own mental health.

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

 

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Our Adult MHFA Two Day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider.

Mental Health First Aiders have:

  • 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

We'll cover

  • The Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • What is mental health?
  • Impact of mental health issues
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • Depression, symptoms, risk factors & depression in the workplace.
  • First aid for depression & treatment and resources for depression
  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health
  • First aid for suicidal crisis
  • Non-judgemental listening skills
  • Self-care
  • First aid for anxiety disorders
  • Crisis first aid after a traumatic event
  • Cognitive distortions and CBT
  • Personality disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-harm
  • Psychosis.
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Recovery and building resources
  • Action planning for using MHFA

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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 wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you.

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If you have a group of people to train, this course is available at your preferred location for up to 16 delegates (minimum number is 6 to allows the course to run correctly)

Inhouse / Group Training is currently available in the following areas:

Birmingham & West Midlands
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough
Coventry & Warwickshire
Derbyshire
Leicestershire
Lincolnshire
Nottinghamshire
Northamptonshire
Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent

To find out more or book your group training today, call our friendly team now on 0330 335 1234

SkillBase First Aid Group Training
From £103 per person

£1650 for up to 16 people

Our pricing structure is transparent.
There are no hidden costs such as certification or mileage.
Prices exclusive of VAT.

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