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Mental Health First Aider: 2-day Course

Mental Health First Aider: 2-day Course
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Online / in person: 2 days

Group size: 6-16

Audience: All

Overview

This accredited two-day course gives participants the skills to become MHFAiders in your business. Participants will learn an in depth understanding of mental health and the factors that affect wellbeing. The course teaches delegates practical skills to spot the signs of mental illness and gives them the confidence to step in and support a person who needs assistance.

This course provides:

  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of a range of mental health issues
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress using the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support - whether through self-help resources, internal support such as EAP, or external sources such as their GP
  • An understanding of how to keep themselves safe while performing their duties

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognise the symptoms of mental ill health
  • Provide initial help
  • Guide the person towards appropriate professional help
  • Be mindful of their own wellbeing
  • Challenge stigma and discrimination

Contact us to book and for more details about the course.

Client Testimonial

“In May 2020 the City Mental Health Alliance (CMHA) delivered virtual Mental Health First Aid training to 16 Bank of England colleagues. The CMHA helpfully adapted the course, which is usually delivered physically, to be accessible remotely.
The course remained interactive and engaging despite the redesign to suit the situation. All 16 Bank colleagues enjoyed the course, and came away with added confidence, skills and knowledge to provide a new layer of mental health and wellbeing support to Bank staff.”  Anastasia Vinnikova,  Wellbeing Lead, Bank of England

Experiences of this course

“Awesome course – told it straight and tackled tough issues…"

“I  sometimes feel a bit dubious doing courses, as it really depends on those running it as to whether you get the most out of it. Jaan and Kate have been fantastic and I'm so pleased I was given a place on this course. The external sources and videos were very powerful, as were the exercises.”

“The facilitator was simply excellent! Being a remote training session, the apt use of technology is highly commendable and the session engaging. The session may well continue to be delivered remotely even when the lockdown is over.”