Through a mix of presentation, discussions, self-reflection and group activities, completion of the two day MHFA course, delivered by a quality assured trainer who has attended the MHFA Instructor Training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health, qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider.

This course is run by Changing Minds Training

Changing Minds Training

Why Mental Health First Aid?

  • Cut absences – 15.8 million days of sickness absence caused by mental health issues in the UK in 2016. (Office for National Statistics, 2017)
  • Cut costs – The cost of work-related mental ill health to UK employers each year is £34.9 billion. (Centre for Mental Health, 2017)
  • Cut presenteeism – Presenteeism, staff turning up to work regardless of how bad they are feeling, costs the UK economy £21.1 billion each year. (Centre for Mental Health, 2017)
  • Equip your staff – Just 24% of managers have received training in managing an employee with a mental health issue. (Business in the Community, 2017)
  • Boost employee motivation & commitment – 60% of employees would feel more motivated in their employer took action to support mental health and wellbeing. (Mind, 2013)

Course Overview

Through a mix of presentation, discussions, self-reflection and group activities, completion of the two day MHFA course, delivered by a quality assured trainer who has attended the MHFA Instructor Training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health, 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
  • You will receive a certificate to confirm your training as well as the five-step MHFA action plan and comprehensive manual on completion of the course.

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Online Adult Mental Health First Aid (2 day)

Certification

All Certificates issued are in electronic (PDF) format. They will be sent to the person (or organisation) that organised the Booking in order for them to be distributed to the student(s).

Course Duration (excluding breaks)

2 days (online)

Maximum students per course

15

Minimum age

16

Individual Price

£239

Course Content

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​​​​​​ing resources
  • Action planning for using MHFA

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