Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions and provide help on a first aid basis.

 

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

  • 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-judgmental listening

  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further professional support

  • An understanding of how to keep themselves safe while performing their duties
     

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 

Takeaways

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A certificate of attendance to say they are a Mental Health First Aider

  • A manual to refer to whenever they need it

  • A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan

  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support their own mental health

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