Despite a more positive attitude towards mental ill-health in recent years, stigma around the topic remains. 48% of people say they would not feel comfortable talking to their employer about mental health problems (National Attitudes to Mental Illness Survey 2014). As a cause of sickness absence , mental health has overtaken musculo-skeletal disorders and is estimated to cost business £1032 per employee per year (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). According to the 2015 CIPD survey on sickness absence, those who meet their sickness absence targets were actively supporting the health and well-being of their workforce.

This course is ideal for managers, supervisors and team leaders as well as individuals who want to increase their own awareness of this fascinating topic.

Course Outline

Day 1, 9:00-16:45 (session 1)

  • What is mental health?
  • Why mental health first aid?
  • The five steps of mental health first aid
  • Influences on mental health
  • Risk and protective factors
  • What is depression?
  • Alcohol, drugs and depression

Day 1 Session 2

  • Suicide in England
  • How to help someone who is suicidal
  • Listening non-judgementally
  • First aid for depression
  • Treatment and resources for depression
  • selfcare

Day 2, 9:00-16:45 Session 3

  • What is anxiety?
  • When is anxiety a problem?
  • Alcohol, drugs and anxiety
  • Self-harm
  • Eating disorders

Day 2 Session 4

  • What is psychosis?
  • Understanding psychosis
  • Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
  • Recovery from psychosis
  • Treatment and resources doe psychosis

About the trainer

Libby originally trained and practiced as a Registered General Nurse and now specializes in Occupational Health . She has always had a strong interest in mental health and well-being and has over the years studied counselling skills, Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Now accredited as a Mental Health First Aid Trainer she is keen to share her skills and knowledge for the benefit of others. She is able to actively contribute to the topics of anxiety, depression and OCD, leveraging her first hand knowledge and experience of these subjects. Her individual approach to leading workshops brings deep insight and many state that MHFA training is one of the most useful courses they have attended

Libby Morley
Libby Morley Mindshift Consultancy

On completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Spot the early signs of a mental health problem
  • Articulate more appropriate language about mental health
  • 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
  • Recognise and support with occupational burnout (bonus training)

 Regular Price £300 

Plus Bonus

"Expert's Guide to Job Burnout Recovery"ohbout

*Access online after course.

Valued £97


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