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ACCREDITED MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (TWO DAY)

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The internationally recognised, gold standard, Mental Health First Aid course provided by AV Wellbeing on behalf of MHFA England.

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This two day Mental Health First Aid course is in Nottingham and will be delivered by Amy, our principal trainer at AV Wellbeing who is an has experience of working for 12 years in community and in-patient services. Amy, has worked with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar and those expereincing negative effects of enduring persoality disorder. Alongside direct clinical work, she also developed and lead resileince programmes within the healthcare setting developing wellebing skills of nurses, doctors, occupational therapists and psychologists in their high stress roles.

The training includes a mix of presentations, discussions and group work activities.

Whilst anyone can attend a Mental Health First Aid course, an interest in mental health and wellbeing is desirable. During the course you will receive an extensive manual and personal workbook. When you have completed the course, you will receive a certificate to confirm that you are a trained Mental Health First Aider and a fold-out card summarising the five-step MHFA action plan to carry with you.

The course will:

− Give a deeper understanding of the issues that impact on and relate to people’s mental health

− Teach practical skills that can be used every day, including being able to spot the signs and symptoms of mental health issues and feel confident guiding people towards support.

In general, the role of a Mental Health First Aider in the workplace is to be a point of contact for an employee who is experiencing a mental health issue or emotional distress. This interaction could range from having an initial conversation through to supporting the person to get appropriate help. As well as in a crisis, Mental Health First Aiders are valuable in providing early intervention help for someone who may be developing a mental health issue.

This Mental Health First Aid course does not qualify you as a psychologist or counsellor but what it does is provide you with listening skills and resources to sign post people to the approaprite professional help.

Mental Health First Aiders are trained to:

− Spot the early signs and symptoms of mental ill health

− Start a supportive conversation with a colleague who may be experiencing a mental health issue or emotional distress

− Listen to the person non-judgementally

− Assess the risk of suicide or self-harm

− Encourage the person to access appropriate professional support or self-help strategies. This might include encouraging access to internal support systems such as EAPs or in-house counselling services

− Escalate to the appropriate emergency services, if necessary

− Maintain confidentiality as appropriate

− Complete critical incident documents as and when necessary

− Protect themselves while performing their role

Recent feedback from our courses:-

"Brilliant two days. Course instructor was very knowledgeable and informative. Lots of information to take in but it wasn't rushed and we had plenty of breaks. Really enjoyed it. Thank you." June 2019

"I don't think we could have asked for a better course instructor.Amy was polite, friendly, informative and made such a difficult topic easily understandable. She made the course interesting and fun but still managed to keep the seriousness and the importance of the topic at hand at the forefront of our minds at all times.I have already recommended the course to a couple of people, only having completed it today, based on my own experience." June 2019

"Whilst a very intensive two days training with a lot of information to absorb, this was an excellent course and was presented extremely well so I could secure a better understanding of mental health issues and how to handle situations that would sit with each of the study areas. I have come away from the course confident that I could handle a situation much more effectively than I could have done before my attendance on the course." May 2019

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