MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

Mental Health First Aid

Delegate rate: £300 plus VAT

Course duration: 2 days

Please bring photo ID with you

 

In-house rate – For an in-house course quotation, please call Olivia on 023 80 894695.

Please note; attendance will be capped to a maximum of 15 delegates per course.

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What is Mental Health First Aid?

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.

Adult MHFA courses can be attended by people aged 16 upwards and are relevant for the general population. Everyone on an Adult MHFA course is taught a set of skills which enables them to support someone experiencing mental health issues.

Each and every MHFA course is delivered by a quality assured instructor, who has attended the seven-day instructor training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.

Mental Health First Aiders have:

  • An in depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect well being
  • 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

What does the course cover?

Our MHFA instructors deliver training over 2 days in four manageable chunks, each with a focus on how to apply Mental Health First Aid skills:

Session 1
Mental Health First Aid, Mental health, and depression.
Session 2
Depression (cont.) and suicidal crisis.
Session 3
Anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders and self-harm.
Session 4
Psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Everyone who attends the course will receive a copy of the MHFA manual and workbook, which are both excellent support resources.

When you have completed the course you will also receive a certificate to confirm that you are a trained Mental Health First Aider.

Benefits of Attending This Course

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 appropriate support

Independent research and evaluation shows that taking part in an MHFA course:

  • Raises awareness and mental health literacy
  • Reduces stigma around mental ill health and feel confident guiding people towards appropriate support
  • Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues
  • Encourages people to start a conversation with a person who may be experiencing a mental health issue
  • Promotes early intervention which enables recovery

Venue Details

HCS Safety,West Point House, 321 Millbrook Road West, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 0HW

023 80 894695

HCS Safety,West Point House, 321 Millbrook Road West, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 0HW

023 80 894695