An MHFA course will teach you to:
- Spot the early signs of a mental health problem
- Feel confident helping someone experiencing a problem
- Provide help on a first aid basis
- Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
- Help stop a mental illness from getting worse
- Help someone recover faster
- Guide someone towards the right support
- Reduce the stigma of mental health problems
Participants on MHFA courses come from a wide range of backgrounds. It is suitable for people with lived experience of mental health issues or illness, family members wanting to gain more understanding of what a relative is going through, employers, and people who are likely to come into contact with those at risk of mental health problems, such as police, ambulance staff or community workers.
Click here for a further overview of course content.
Getting to the Venue
The Centre is well served by the number 1/1A/21 buses (the St Cuthmans Church stop) and has a small car park with overflow on-street free parking. The building is next door to the St Cuthmans Church, and is made mainly from corrugated steel, with a large sign on the front saying “Café Open”. If entering from the street you need to go down some stairs to reach the entrance.
Timings & Breaks
The course runs from 9.30am to 5pm on two consecutive Wednesdays, the 2nd and 9th November 2016. It is important you arrive promptly– we promise to finish on time! We will have refreshment breaks during the session and drinks and biscuits will be provided. Lunch is NOT provided, so please bring your own.
- If you are unable to attend due to illness you will need to send us a copy of a medical certificate for cancellation fees to be waived.
- Delegate substitutions can be made at any time without charge.
1. Paying Places
Cancellation with more than 4 weeks’ notice – 10% charge
Cancellation with 1-4 weeks’ notice – 50% charge
Less than 1 week’s notice – no refund
2. Public Health Brighton & Hove City Council Funded Places
If you have been allocated a Public Health Brighton & Hove City Council funded place it is our policy to charge a fee (currently £50 for MHFA) for non-attendance with less than one week’s notice. This is because there are certain costs that we incur in organising the course and these are non-refundable at short notice. We have introduced this policy because if we are unable to demonstrate good attendance to our funders it will be more difficult to secure future funding for these courses.
Whole Courses can be a cost-effective way of training your team in your own venue. If your organisation is based in Brighton & Hove and works with at risk target groups we may be able to offer a discount based on the allocation of funded places. Please contact us to discuss your exact training needs, and possible discounts and funding options.
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Grassroots Suicide Prevention
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Grassroots Suicide Prevention
Grassroots Suicide Prevention deliver training that saves lives. Very few, if any of us, are untouched by suicide. We believe that suicide is a community health problem and that suicide can be prevented.
We promote and deliver ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention SKills Training), a 2 day workshop that teaches a model of suicide first aid. ASIST has been developed by LivingWorks and has been delivered to over 1 million people worldwide.
We offer a range of training programmes to complement ASIST, including SafeTALK (Suicide Alertness), One in Four (Mental Health Awareness), MHFA (Mental Health First Aid), and Self Injury (Working with Self Injury).
In-house training options are available, please contact us for further information.