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Online Mental Health First Aid Course

21/06/2021 @ 9:00 am - 22/06/2021 @ 5:00 pm BST

Mental Health First Aid Course

This 2 Day Mental Health First Aid Course developed by MHFA England  is suitable for anyone who want to gain the necessary skills to have a non-judgemental conversation, recognise the signs and symptoms of common workplace mental health issues and effectively guide a person towards the right support. It qualifies you as a mental health first aider. Delegates will get a deep understanding of what mental health is and what factors can affect well being. The course teaches you practical skills to spot the signs of mental illness and gives you the confidence to step in and support a person who needs assistance.

Contents of the course

Why Mental Health First Aid? Crisis first aid after a traumatic event
What is depression? Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders
What is mental health? Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders
Impact of mental health issues Cognitive distortions and cognitive behavioural therapy
Stigma and discrimination Personality disorders
The Mental Health First Aid action plan Eating disorders
Symptoms of depression Self-harm
Risk factors for depression What is psychosis?
Depression in the workplace Risk factors for psychosis
Suicide figures Alcohol, drugs and psychosis
Alcohol, drugs and mental health Schizophrenia
First aid to assist a suicidal crisis Treatment and resources for psychosis
Non-judgemental listening skills Bipolar disorder
First aid for depression Warning signs of developing psychosis
Treatment and resources for depression Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
Self-care Recovery and building resources
What is an anxiety disorder? Action planning for using MHFA
First aid for anxiety disorders

Our course is delivered by an experienced MHFA trainer and numbers are limited to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.

The course is delivered through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions and is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan.

Everyone who completes the course gets an MHFA manual to keep and refer to whenever they need it, a workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health and a certificate of attendance from MHFA England to say they are 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

Line managers can also get a copy of the Line Managers’ Resource, an invaluable source of advice on how to support an employee experiencing mental ill health.


Dates :

This course is 2 days Monday 21st June and Tuesday 22nd June.

This is an ONLINE COURSE where learners can log on from home or office following a link provided to the live session.
A manual and workbooks will be sent to you prior to the start of the course.

Learners will be required to complete learning and questions via an online platform ( this is done separately to the live sessions)

Break out rooms are used for group activities.


Duration                       7.5 hrs per day
Cost per Student       £199
Maximum Students   16
Minimum Students    6 ( this course has a minimum number of students to run)

Private Course Cost    From £1200


21/06/2021 @ 9:00 am BST
22/06/2021 @ 5:00 pm BST
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Jason Bland
01858 898070


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