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Mental Health First Aid

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The Adult MHFA two-day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider.

Mental Health First Aiders have:

An in depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing;
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 – whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix.
You will get an MHFA manual to keep and refer to whenever you need it. When you complete the two days you’ll get a certificate to say you are a Mental Health First Aider.


  • Duration

    2 day

Learning takes place across four manageable sessions. Through a mix of group
activities, presentations and discussions, each session is built around a Mental
Health First Aid action plan.


Session 1



  • Why Mental Health First Aid?

  • The Mental Health First Aid action plan

  • What is mental health?

  • Impact of mental health issues

  • Stigma and discrimination

  • What is depression?

  • Symptoms of depression

  • Risk factors for depression

  • Depression in the workplace

Session 2



  • Suicide figures

  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health

  • First aid for suicidal crisis

  • Non-judgemental listening skills

  • First aid for depression

  • Treatment and resources for depression

  • Self-care

Session 3



  • What is an anxiety disorder?

  • First aid for anxiety disorders

  • Crisis first aid after a traumatic event

  • Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders

  • Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders

  • Cognitive distortions and CBT

  • Personality disorders

  • Eating disorders

  • Self-harm

Session 4



  • What is psychosis?

  • Risk factors for psychosis

  • Alcohol, drugs and psychosis

  • Schizophrenia

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Warning signs of developing psychosis

  • Crisis first aid for acute psychosis

  • Treatment and resources for psychosis

  • Recovery and building resources

  • Action planning for using MHFA

 

Apply or enquire about this course

Please use the following links to make an enquiry about this course.

Apply online Make an enquiry Call 01724 294040

Course Fees

Course: £130.00; Total Cost: £130.00

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

Visit our International pages for more information and contact details