£75 – £300

Adult Mental Health First Aid - 7th & 8th January 2019

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University of Bristol Careers Service

5 Tyndall Avenue

Bristol

BS8 1UD

United Kingdom

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Would you know how to help?

We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. Mental ill health can strike at any time and can affect people from all walks of life.

Although things are improving, stigma still exists around mental ill health. As a society, we don't tend to know how to take care of our mental health like we do our physical health. This means that people may not know how to support a friend, family member or colleague experiencing a mental health issue, or where to go for support with their own mental health.

Become a Mental Health First Aider

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.

You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.

You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more.

What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you.

Light refreshments provided. No lunch.

University of Bristol Careers Service premises are wheelchair accessible.

Trainer: Suzanne Pearson

Your training instructor will be Suzanne Pearson. Suzanne is a mental health practitioner with extensive experience of working with people who have mental health and emotional support needs in statutory and voluntary sector services. She is an independent mental health and social care trainer, and regularly tutors on further education and higher education courses

Please note: Participants must be available for the full 2 day duration to receive their certification.

Venue & transport:

The address is: University of Bristol Careers Service, 5 Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1UD

University of Bristol Careers Service is located between the Arts and Social Sciences Library and the Sports Centre on Tyndall Avenue.

Buses

First Group operate the majority of local buses in Bristol. Use their bus search facility or the Bristol route group to plan your journey. Services to the University include:

  • The 9 and 72 bus services from Bristol Temple Meads train station run a combined frequency of every 15 minutes at peak times and stop at Tyndall Avenue on the University campus. The journey takes about 20-30 minutes.

  • The number number 8 service from Bristol Temple Meads train station runs at least every 10 minutes at peak times and stops by The Berkeley pub on Queen's Road opposite the Wills Memorial Building before heading towards the Richmond Building (Students' Union) and Clifton village. The journey takes about 20-30 minutes.

  • The 1,2,3,4 and the One bus services all stop in the Park Street, Triangle, Whiteladies Road area a couple of minutes walk from the University.

Parking

There are multistorey car parks about ten minutes' walk from the main campus: NCP Bristol Rupert Street; Trenchard Street Car Pak; West End Car park.

Start and finish times:

Please arrive at 9.15 am for a prompt 9.30 am start, finish time will be 4.30 pm on both days. Participants must be available for the full 2 day duration to receive their certification.

Accessibility:

University of Bristol Careers Service premises are wheelchair accessible.

Refreshments and Comfort:

Light refreshments and breaks will be available during the day.

It is always difficult with a large group of people attending to find exactly the right temperature, so please dress in layers so that you can be as comfortable as possible.

Cancellation or unforeseen difficulties:

If you are unable to attend, please can you let us know as soon as possible by emailing training@bristolmind.org.uk Cancellation less than 4 weeks before date of delivery of the first training session, will incur a cancellation charge of 50% of agreed fees and cancellation less than 2 week before date of delivery of the first training session, will incur a cancellation charge of the full agreed fees.

Materials

We will be providing you with a workbook and manual which is yours to keep and refer to beyond the training.

Please note: Participants must be available for the full 2 day duration to receive their certification.

For GDPR details from MHFA England please refer to their website: https://mhfaengland.org


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5 Tyndall Avenue

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BS8 1UD

United Kingdom

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