£125

Mental Health First Aid Adult; 1 day course - Workplace Focus

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Guildford Borough Council Offices

Millmead House

Millmead

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GU2 4BB

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One day course for adults with a specific focus on workplace issues -

qualifying participants as a Adult MHFA Champions.


Adult MHFA Champions have:

  • An understanding of common mental health issues

  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness

  • Ability to spot signs of mental ill health

  • Skills to support positive wellbeing

Course Structure

Session 1

  • About Mental Health First Aid
  • About mental health and stress in the workplace
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Other mental health issues (eating disorders, self-harm, psychosis)
  • Early warning signs of mental ill health
  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health

Session 2

  • Applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • Action 1: Approach the person, assess and assist with any crisis
  • Suicide
  • Action 2: Listen and communicate non-judgementally
  • Action 3: Give support and information
  • Action 4: Encourage the person to get appropriate professional help
  • Action 5: Encourage other supports
  • Recovery
  • Building a mentally healthy workplace
  • Action planning for using MHFA

The sessions will be a mix of presentation, group discussions and group work activities. We provide a very safe learning environment and is trained to support you throughout the whole course. If you don’t feel comfortable joining in certain parts, then don’t, we won’t ask you to do something you aren’t comfortable with.

The Adult MHFA course takes place over a full day at a cost of just £125 per person, thanks to support from the HealthcareOnDemand Benevolent Fund. (This represents a significant saving on the MHFA recommended fee for this programme of £200 per attendee).

Due to some of the sensitive subjects of our courses, including suicide, we limit numbers to 16 people. We want everyone to feel safe and we can help if people find some topics particularly difficult.

About your MHFA Instructor

Jane's background is in Clinical Research (development of new medicines within GlaxoSmithKline; International R & D) and Medical Education (including taught courses, clinical experience programmes in hospital settings and e-learning, worldwide). In addition to running the Medical Education company she founded some 14 years ago, Jane has also established a multidisciplinary clinic in Guildford, Surrey with a focus on mental health and emotional wellbeing. This clinical team includes a 30-strong strong panel of psychological/ psychiatric practitioners, including Consultant Psychiatrists, Clinical and Counselling Psychologists, Counsellors/Psychotherapists, plus other related disciplines, such as Dieticians, Speech and Language Therapists etc..

Jane is particularly interested in mental health education within the settings where she hopes to reach those who can have an influence on the lives of young people suffering from mental illness and their families.

For more information please email info@HealthcareOnDemand.org.uk or visit: www.HealthcareOnDemand.org.uk or www.mhfaengland.org

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