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Mental Health

The Courses

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.
MHFA England training won’t teach you to be a therapist, but just like physical first aid, it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis. Adult MHFA England courses are for everyone aged 18 upwards.

Every MHFA England course is delivered by a quality assured Instructor Member who has attended MHFAE’s in depth Instructor Training Programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health, and is trained to keep people safe and supported while they learn.

Half Day – Mental Health Awareness

A 4-hour introductory course designed to raise awareness of mental health and give an understanding of how to look after wellbeing and challenge stigma. 
You will learn: 
  • What mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • An introduction to some common mental health issues
  • Confidence to support someone who may be experiencing mental ill health
  • Ways to look after your own mental health and support wellbeing.

When you complete your course you will get a certificate of attendance and a manual to keep and refer to whenever you need it.

One Day – Mental Health Champion

An awareness and skills course which will teach you to:
  • Recognise the main signs and symptoms of common mental health issues.
  • Provide initial support.
  • Guide a person towards appropriate professional help.
  • Be mindful of your own wellbeing.
  • Develop an understanding of how you can create and maintain a healthier workforce or community.

Two Day – Mental Health First Aid

A practical skills and awareness course designed to give you:
  • A deeper understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect people’s wellbeing, including your own.
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues.
  • The confidence to step in and support someone to recover their health by guiding them to appropriate support.
  • Three years of access to the MHFAider Support App® with 24/7 digital support.
  • Access to exclusive resources, ongoing learning opportunities, and the benefit of joining England’s largest community of trained MHFAiders®.

Mental Health First Aid Refresher

We believe that mental health should be treated equally to physical health. And just like physical first aid, Mental Health First Aid training should be kept up to date. If you’re a Mental Health First Aider we recommend you take the MHFA Refresher course within three years of your first MHFA training to:

  • Keep your awareness of mental health support current.
  •  Update your knowledge of mental health and what influences it.
  •  Practice applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan.

This is a 4-hour session with a mix of presentations, discussions and activities.

Mental Health Skills For Managers 

To create mentally healthy workplaces, it’s vital to build supportive relationships between managers and team members. Delivered by workplace mental health experts, this 4-hour training promotes a healthy performance culture, giving you the skills and confidence to have conversations about mental health and encourage people to seek support.

Managers will learn:

  • How to spot the signs of poor mental health in your team, signpost to appropriate tools and resources, and become a self-care role model.
  • Through supporting the mental health of your team you will encourage people to thrive, increase talent retention and reduce the impact of presenteeism and long-term sickness absence.

Youth Mental Health

The two day course will allow you to develop practical skills to identify a range of mental health issues and support a young person to get the help they need. Completing the two day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

Youth Mental Health First Aid provides an in depth understanding of specific mental health issues and is delivered in four manageable chunks:

  • What is mental health
  • Depression and anxiety, suicide and psychosis
  • Self-harm and eating disorders.

It focuses on the issues faced by young people today, such as cyber bullying and substance misuse, and teaches how to promote protective factors and good parenting

 If you are interested in any of the courses above, contact us at: [email protected]