Mental Health First Aid Training Course For Adults

Online Course / Learn At Our Place / Learn At Your Workplace

Two Day Course Developed & Approved by MHFA England.

This course is also available online - see more information here

We are adapting all our courses to make them safe for you and our staff during the Coronavirus outbreak. We have limited the number of delegates to 9 for our classroom-based courses. To see the latest Covid-19 updates click here.

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.

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

About MHFA

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

This is the Mental Health First Aid Course developed by MHFA England, and trained by one of our MHFA accredited trainers.

We'll cover

  • The Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • 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

Great to know

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.

A Mental Health First Aider's Story

"How to summarise the last couple of days? I have been on a journey of huge proportions. Gaining insight to the deepest parts of some ‘regular’ and ‘ordinary’ people; expanding my knowledge and avid interest in the subject of mental health; expressing myself in an incredibly candid and cathartic manner... I wholeheartedly underestimated the impact the Mental Health First Aid course could have on me. My faith in humanity, and the generosity in spirit of strangers, has taken a leap of restoration. I could not be more moved or grateful. And I implore anyone and everyone to take advantage of this life changing journey to enlightenment, courtesy of SkillBase First Aid."

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Lauren Rose, MH First Aider

Our place, at yours or online?

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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 allow the course to run correctly). Please note, due to Covid-19 restrictions, for this course at your place we will need a room large enough to accommodate social distancing measures.

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

Mental Health First Aid Group Training
From £131 per person

£2150 outside the M25 for up to 16 people

£2250 within the M25 or at weekends for up to 16 people

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

Become a qualified Mental Health First Aider (MHFA) at Work with our online training course. This course is a blend of self-learning and LIVE training sessions with an accredited instructor (MHFA England). The course is broken down into four live online sessions, with some self-learning in-between each session. The length is a total of 6.5 hours for self-learning and 8.5 hours for live training sessions.

Looking to book this course online for 1 or more people? See here

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

Online MHFA Group Training
From £113 per person

£1800 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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