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Adult Mental Health First Aid

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Bristol Mind

35 Old Market Street

Bristol

BS2 0EZ

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 and vegetarian lunch provided.

Unfortunately Bristol Mind premises are not wheelchair accessible.

Trainer: Nicola Rich

Your training instructor will be Nicola Rich Ad. Dip.CP, MNCS (Acc) has been awarded an advance Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy and is a Certified Social + Emotional Intelligence Coach through the Institute for Social + Emotional Intelligence® and is a certified Mental Health First Aid trainer. Nicola has volunteered for the charity organisation Bristol Mind, working both on the support line and counselling service. Nicola also has over 20 years’ experience working in the private sector in human resources. In 2015 she was instrumental in helping Stride Treglown obtain an award in employee Health & Wellbeing where they secured top accreditations across the board, the highest award given to a company in the UK. Nicola is often invited as a keynote speaker at conferences on the subject of wellbeing.

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

Venue & transport:

The address is: Bristol Mind, 35 Old Market Street, Bristol, BS2 0EZ

Buses

Buses that stop on Old Market include 4, 6, 7, 13, 24, 42, 43, 44, 45, 332, 635. For Temple Way and other city centre buses see FirstBus. (Updated Oct 2013).

Parking

From Monday to Saturday on Old Market Street at the front of the building you can park from 9.30am to 4.30pm – 30 mins free of charge (with ticket from machine) or up to 2 hours paid (see ticket machines for prices). There’s no parking between 7am and 9.30am, or between 4.30pm and 6.30pm.

The nearest parking meters are at the back of the building on Redcross Street – about 100 metres away. Walk through Redcross Mews to reach our offices via the archway.

For visits of over two-hours, there’s a car park at Gardiner Haskins’ store – a five-minute walk, entrance on Unity Street.

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:

Unfortunately Bristol Mind premises are not wheelchair accessible.

Refreshments and Comfort:

Light refreshments and breaks will be available during the day. We will provide a vegetarian platter lunch but are unfortunately unable to cater for specific dietary needs.

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.

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Bristol Mind

35 Old Market Street

Bristol

BS2 0EZ

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

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