Perhaps surprisingly, thoughts of suicide are not always related to mental ill-health. The reasons can seem challenging and complex. Furthermore, it is not always obvious when a person is at risk of suicide. Being suicide alert and talking about the reasons for wanting to live and die has been proven to help. We teach World Health Organisation (WHO) approved courses developed by LivingWorks that facilitate and promote this discussion while keeping both the care-giver and the person at risk safe.
Do you want to become a Mental Health First Aider?
We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to become a qualified Mental Health First Aider. Upon completion of the two day Adult Mental Health First Aid, an internationally recognised course, you will be a Mental Health First Aider.
The Adult MHFA course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider –
This course is currently only available online. Please see course listings below for available dates.
This course is usually delivered over 2 full days however the online delivery is across 4 bitesize learning sessions. Completion of course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider, giving you:
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
What will you learn?
You will learn about a range of mental health issues: depression, suicidal crisis, anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders, self-harm, psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. You will learn how to:
– Recognise the symptoms of mental health issues
– Provide initial help
– Guide a person towards appropriate professional help
What are the benefits?
You will help create supportive environments for people and improve their lives – whether they are your client, colleague or family.
How is the course delivered? And what is the course structure?
Course is delivered across 2 days (or 4 bitesize sessions online across four days), and 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. Our courses are always delivered by experienced instructors. You may view the full breakdown of the course structure on the MHFA England website https://mhfaengland.org/individuals/adult/2-day/
When and where will the courses take place?
This is an online course delivered through the MHFA England Online Learning Hub
Learning takes place through four live training sessions, spread across two weeks, with self-learning activities in between.
Each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan
We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn
Who can attend?
The course is open to anybody over the age of 16. No background knowledge of mental health required
You will be expected to participate in the programme evaluation to help us learn assess impact of learning and improve future delivery. You will receive a copy of the 275 pages MHFA manual (left) and workbook, and a certificate will be emailed by MHFA England following attendance.
Testimonial from people who have attended our training:
How much does it cost?
The standard cost is £300 per person.
Delegates are required to pay a £20 deposit for the work manuals. Deposit will be refunded on completion of the course.
Click the link below to register:
PLEASE NOTE: The course can be emotionally draining as it addresses sensitive subject matters.
If you wish to enquire about training being delivered at your workplace, please do send an email on firstname.lastname@example.org