FIRST AID FOR MENTAL HEALTH

First Aid for Mental Health

Key Course Facts

Delegate rate: £115 plus VAT
Course duration: 1 day – First Aid for Mental Health
Please note: Attendance will be capped to a maximum of 15 delegates per course.

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

 

What is First Aid for Mental Health?

NUCO 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 NUCO MHFA course is delivered by a quality assured NUCO instructor, who has attended an instructor training programme accredited by NUCO.

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 Supervising First Aid for Mental Health 2 day course covers the following Syllabus,  which are broken down over the 2 days in manageable chucks, each with a focus on how to apply Mental Health First Aid skills:

Syllabus
What is First aid for Mental Health? Identifying mental health conditions. Providing advice and starting conversations. Drugs and alcohol. MHFA action plan. MHFA in the workplace. Depression. Self harm. Suicide and other anxiety disorders.


Our 1 day NUCO First Aid for Mental Health Training Course covers the following syllabus:
Syllabus.
What is First aid for Mental Health? Identifying mental health conditions. Providing advice and starting conversations. Drugs and alcohol. MHFA action plan. MHFA in the workplace.

Everyone who attends the course will receive a copy of the MHFA NUCO 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 NUCO 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

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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