MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID COURSES

ACCREDITED MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

(TWO DAYS)

Accredited by Mental Health England

Mental Health First Aid is an accredited course from Mental Health England which qualifies those that attend as ‘Mental Health First Aiders’. There is a significant amount of evidence that this course has had a significant impact on individuals and businesses who have attended and we are very proud to offer it via our open courses and in house training for businesses.

The training includes a mix of presentations, discussions and group work activities.

Whilst anyone can attend a Mental Health First Aid course, an interest in mental health and wellbeing is desirable. During the course you will receive an extensive manual and personal workbook. When you have completed the course, you will receive a certificate to confirm that you are a trained Mental Health First Aider and a fold-out card summarising the five-step MHFA action plan to carry with you.

The course will:

  • Give a deeper understanding of the issues that impact on and relate to people’s mental health

  • Teach practical skills that can be used every day, including being able to spot the signs and symptoms of mental health issues and feel confident guiding people towards support. 

In general, the role of a Mental Health First Aider in the workplace is to be a point of contact for an employee who is experiencing a mental health issue or emotional distress. This interaction could range from having an initial conversation through to supporting the person to get appropriate help. As well as in a crisis, Mental Health First Aiders are valuable in providing early intervention help for someone who may be developing a mental health issue.

This Mental Health First Aid course does not qualify you as a clinician but what it does is provide you with listening skills and resources to signpost people to the appropriate professional help. 

Mental Health First Aiders are trained to:

  • Spot the early signs and symptoms of mental ill health

  • Start a supportive conversation with a colleague who may be experiencing a mental health issue or emotional distress

  • Listen to the person non-judgementally

  • Assess the risk of suicide or self-harm

  • Encourage the person to access appropriate professional support or self-help strategies. This might include encouraging access to internal support systems such as Employee Assistance Programmes or in-house counselling services.

  • Escalate to the appropriate emergency services, if necessary

  • Maintain confidentiality as appropriate.

  • Complete critical incident documents as and when necessary

  • Protect themselves while performing their role. 

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN OUR OPEN COURSES

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MHFA TRAINED EMPLOYEES SUPPORTING COLLEAGUES

MHFA Champions
One Day course

Accredited by Mental Health England

Your employees will gain:

Knowledge and confidence to provide Mental Health First Aid for the most common mental health issues

Understanding of how to help build a mentally healthy workplace, challenge stigma and support positive wellbeing

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

Mental Health Aware
Half Day course

Accredited by Mental Health England

Your employees will gain:

An understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma

A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues

An introduction to looking after their own mental health and maintaining wellbeing

Confidence to offer support to someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue