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Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education; 1 day course

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Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2DN

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Higher Education Mental Health First Aid training

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training courses teach people to spot the symptoms of mental health issues, offer initial help and guide a person towards support.

We don’t teach people to be therapists – but just like physical first aid, we teach people to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis.

By training staff and students in MHFA you can:

  • Give people the tools to keep themselves, their colleagues, students and peers healthy
  • Empower them to access support when it’s needed, for a faster recovery
  • Allow people with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive in work or study
  • Stop preventable issues arising by building a supportive culture around mental health

Our intensive Higher Education mental health awareness and skills course was created in consultation with leading student mental health charity Student Minds. It was piloted in 16 universities and evaluated by the University of Chester.

This one day course qualifies you as a Higher Education MHFA Champion. It is designed to give you:

  • A deeper understanding of the issues that relate to student and staff mental health
  • Skills to spot early signs of mental ill health
  • Confidence to signpost someone to support – whether that’s through self-help resources, university counselling services, the NHS, or a mix
  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness

What Will I Learn?

Session 1:

  • Mental Health First Aid
  • What is mental health?
  • Impact of mental health issues
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • What is depression?
  • What is an anxiety disorder?
  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health
  • First aid for depression and anxiety
  • Cognitive distortions and CBT

Session 2:

  • Suicide figures and risk factors
  • First aid for suicidal crisis
  • Self-harm
  • First aid for self-harm
  • Eating disorders
  • First aid for eating disorders
  • Psychosis
  • First aid for psychosis
  • Recovery
  • Building a mentally healthy higher education community
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Kingston upon Thames

KT1 2DN

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