Mental Health First Aid- become a First Aider!

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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches people how to identify, understand and support someone who may be experiencing mental ill-health

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Online Mental Health First Aid includes a blended approach of individual learning and four instructor-led live sessions.

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.

Becoming 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.

This online course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider, giving you:

• An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing

• Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues

• Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress

• Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening

• Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support - whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix

Session 1 (pre-learning 1 hour, live webinar 2.5 hours)

Mental Health First Aid, mental health continuum, stress

Session 2 (pre-learning 2 hours, live webinar 2.5 hours)

Depression and suicidal crisis

Session 3 (pre-learning 2 hours, live webinar 2.5 hours)

Anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders and self-harm

Session 4 (pre-learning 2 hours, live webinar 2.5 hours)

Psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

Live Session Dates

Session 1 Wednesday 12 May 10:30-13:00

Session 2 Friday 14 May 10:30-13:00

Session 3 Wednesday 19 May 10:30-13:00

Session 4 Friday 21 May 10:30-13:00

Takeaways

Everyone who completes the course gets:

• A certificate of attendance to say you are a Mental Health First Aider

• A manual to refer to whenever you need it

• A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan

• A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health

Post course, I also offer a one-to-one 30-minute call to answer any questions you may have about your specific situation and what your next steps are as a Mental Health First Aider.

You will not only learn invaluable skills, but you’ll also increase your knowledge and confidence to support your own and other people's mental health, both remotely and face to face. This course is aimed at those based in England.

Book today and secure your place for only £300.


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