Training Courses

Mental Health First Aid

Two Day Course

Overview

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. Just like physical first aid, it teaches delegates to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis. Our trainers are accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health, and are trained to keep people safe and supported while they learn

The Adult MHFA Two Day course qualifies delegates as a Mental Health First Aider.

Learning takes place across four manageable sessions. Through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions, each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan.

Every delegate who completes the course gets:
• A manual to refer to whenever needed
• A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health
• A certificate of attendance as a Mental Health First Aider

What are the five things you will get out of this course?
• 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

You need no previous experience to attend this course.

  • Private Courses

    One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

    We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

    From £499 + VAT per day

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Course Outline

  • Session 1
    Why Mental Health First Aid?
    The Mental Health First Aid action plan
    What is mental health?
    Impact of mental health issues
    Stigma and discrimination
    What is depression?
    Symptoms of depression
    Risk factors for depression
    Depression in the workplace

    Session 2
    Suicide figures
    Alcohol, drugs and mental health
    First aid for suicidal crisis
    Non-judgemental listening skills
    First aid for depression
    Treatment and resources for depression
    Self-care

    Questions and Answers
  • Session 3
    What is an anxiety disorder?
    First aid for anxiety disorders
    Crisis first aid after a traumatic event
    Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders
    Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders
    Cognitive distortions and CBT
    Personality disorders
    Eating disorders
    Self-harm

    Session 4
    What is psychosis?
    Risk factors for psychosis
    Alcohol, drugs and psychosis
    Schizophrenia
    Bipolar disorder
    Warning signs of developing psychosis
    Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
    Treatment and resources for psychosis
    Recovery and building resources
    Action planning for using MHFA

    Questions and Answers
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We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

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Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

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We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed18952
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.7%

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