Mental Health First Aid Courses

Nov 15, 2021 9:00 AM

Become a Mental Health First Aider, by attending an online interactive course and help make a positive difference within your workplace and community, becoming one of over three million people worldwide MHFAs.

The Office for National Statistics revealed that the total number of days lost to sickness absence in 2018 were 141.4 million (Report Nov 2019). 12.4% of this was due to mental health conditions including stress, anxiety and depression.

From Public Health England: 1 in 6 adults will have experienced a common mental health disorder in any given week

The total cost of mental ill health in England is estimated at £105 billion a year

Men aged 40-49 have the highest suicide rates in the UK.

Adult Mental Health First Aid Course (Online interactive delivery)

This course teaches participants the skills, knowledge and confidence to spot the signs / understand the triggers and help others when they are experiencing mental health difficulties, with sensitivity, empathy and understanding.  And in turn  help reduce stigma and discrimination around mental ill health.

The course is delivered in four manageable chunks covering: mental health; suicide and depression; anxiety, self harm and eating disorders and psychosis.

The Mental Health First Aid course provides:

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 of these.

Course Format:

Online Interactive Course: 4 online interactive sessions (2 – 2.5  hours each) with 4 individual self-learning sessions too.  This course can be delivered over a period of a week,  two weeks duration and with the option of a two day delivery too.

Learning takes place through a mix of group discussions and activities, videos, slides and case studies to embed the learning experience.

Numbers are limited to per course for the instructor to keep participants safe and supported with their learning

In readiness for the course you will be provided with your own detailed MHFA manual,  workbook and quick reference MHFA Checklist

Upon completion of the course you will receive an MHFA Certificate

Instructor Introduction:

We would like to introduce you to one of partner contacts, Independent Accredited Instructor of Mental Health First Aid – Melissa Gale. Melissa trained with MHFA England with the only licensed MHFA instructor training programme in England which is accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.  She brings together her wealth of skills, knowledge and experience from both the commercial sector and mental health & wellbeing background.  And is proud to be part of MHFAs growing network, helping like-minded professionals to help train others to identify, understand and assist people who may be struggling with poor mental health.

If you would like to get in contact with Melissa about the up and coming courses, or further information on an in-house face to face delivery, please provide your details below

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