Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.
Due to some of the sensitive subjects of the course students should be aware of that some people can find certain parts of the course difficult, although our instructors help everyone to feel safe and comfortable.
The MHFA standard course is split in four manageable parts. These are:
Depression and what is mental health.
Suicide and substance misuse.
Anxiety disorders, self-harm, eating disorders and personality disorders.
Psychosis and building a healthy community for all.
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 EAPs 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
To enable trainees to gain a Mental Health First Aid (England) award in Adult - Mental Health First Aid(MHFA)
Spot the early signs of a possible mental health issue
Feel confident in how to offer and provide initial help to a person experiencing a mental health issue
Preserve life where a person may be at risk of harm to themselves or others
Help to stop mental health from getting worse and to give hope to someone who needs guidance
Promote recovery of good mental health
Guide someone towards appropriate treatment and other sources of help
Understand the stigma that exists around mental health
Provide help on a first aid basis
Who Should Attend?
This course is for trainees who require Adult Mental Health First Aid. It provides the skills, knowledge and understanding of first aid for mental health and how to effectively support those experiencing distress.This course aims to empower both individuals in the work place and communities to understand the signs and symptoms of mental health issues and how best to support themselves and those around them in recovery.
Trainees must attend all training sessions and are assessed throughout.
Adult Mental Health First Aider (with the certificate issued by Mental Health First Aid (England).
Delegate Eligibility / Entry Requirements
It is important that all delegates have a good understanding of spoken and written English.
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