Mental Health First Aid is an educational course that teaches people in the workplace how to identify, understand and support a person who may have or be developing a mental health issue.
We teach it in the same way you would physical first aid, to equip you with the basic skills to recognise warning signs as well as been able to offer first response support.
It has proven to have a positive impact on workforces as well as reducing sickness related to mental health.
Who is it for?
Mental Health First Aid is useful for everyone in all walks of life; but here is a list of people we think it would benefit most. Simply recognising if someone is suicidal could be life-saving.
- Social care professionals
- Ambulance staff
- Nursing staff
- HR managers
- All working professionals
What will you learn?
A Mental Health First Aid course will teach you to:
- Spot the early signs of a mental health problem
- Feel confident helping someone experiencing a mental health problem
- Provide help on a first aid basis
- Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
- Help stop a mental illness from getting worse
- Help someone recover faster
- Guide someone towards the right support
- Reduce the stigma of mental health problems
The MHFA standard course take place over 2 full days. However, we can be flexible and can offer the course to be delivered over a number of sessions.
The sessions are a mix of presentation, group discussion and group work activities. We limit numbers to 16 people (with a minimum limit of 10) so that are instructors can provide a safe learning environment as well as having the time to support individuals who might need it throughout the course.
Contact the Training team
For more information or to book a course please get in touch.
MHFA Training Team
Call: (01472) 583033