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:
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:
Mental Health First Aid, Mental health, and depression.
Depression (cont.) and suicidal crisis.
Anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders and self-harm.
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.
The course will:
Independent research and evaluation shows that taking part in an MHFA course:
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