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2 day adult mental health first aid course

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Saint Helens Chamber

Salisbury Street

Saint Helens

WA10 1FY

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Become a qualified mental health first aider - identify and feel confident in supporting people with mental health conditions

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This course runs on Friday and Monday ... you get the weekend off :)

You will gain:

• An in depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing• 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• Understanding of how to keep yourself safe while performing their duties

Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities and each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan. Everyone who completes the course gets:

• A comprehensive 174 page manual to refer to whenever they need it• A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support their own mental health• A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan • A certificate of attendance to confirm they are a Mental Health First Aider• A copy of the Line Managers' Resource, an invaluable source of advice on how to support an employee experiencing mental ill health

DAY ONE

• 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• 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

DAY TWO

• 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 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

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