San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
An intensive 2 day mental health training course delivered by Twining Enterprise on behalf of Waltham Forest Public Health and Waltham Forest CCG.
Mental Health First Aid is a unique training course that teaches you practical skills to confidently support people who are unwell on a first aid basis. We won't teach you how to be a therapist, but you will learn a lot more than a mental health awareness course. Once you’ve completed the two day course you will be able to confidently say you're a Mental Health First Aider.
What will I learn on my MHFA course?
_Spot the early signs of a mental health issue
_Feel confident helping someone experiencing a mental health issue
_Provide help on a first aid basis
_Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
_Help stop a mental health issue from getting worse
_Help someone recover faster
_Guide someone towards the right support
_Reduce the stigma of mental health issues.
A mix of presentations, group interaction, and activities. Our trainers provide a safe learning environment and are trained to support you throughout the whole course. If you don’t feel comfortable joining in certain parts, then there is no pressure to.
Due to some of the sensitive subjects of the course, we limit numbers to 12 people. We want everyone to feel safe and our instructors can help if people find some parts particularly difficult.
You'll receive a comprehensive MHFA manual that you can take away with you at the end of the session, a MHFA lapel pin, and an attendance certificate from MHFA England.
Who can attend the course?
The training is provided by Waltham Forest Public Health and Waltham Forest CCG for local front-line Health & Social Care workers. You don’t need any qualifications or experience in mental health to take part.
Here are some examples of roles that can benefit from this free training:
GP receptionists and non-clinical practice staff
Housing support staff
Health Care Assistants / Visitors
Community development workers
Other vol sector support workers
If you work in Waltham Forest and are not sure if this course is for you please call Twining on 020 8840 8833 or email us at email@example.com
If you are not eligible and would like to attend a training session please ask us about our other courses in London.
What other types of MHFA training are available?
See the Twining Enterprise page for a full list of MHFA training courses for Waltham Forest including;
MHFA Lite - an introductory three hour mental health awareness course.
MHFA Standard - an intensive 2 day course giving people the confidence, understanding and practical skills to support someone who is experiencing mental ill health on a first aid basis.
MHFA YOUTH Lite - an introductory three hour mental health awareness course around the needs of young people (11-18). This is particularly suitable for Teachers, Classroom Assistants, Youth workers and anyone who works with children in education or youth services.
If you have any questions about any of these courses call us on 020 8840 8833 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Evaluation and publicity
You will be asked to complete an evaluation form at the end of the training event. We may take some photographs to help publicise future events. If you do not want to be in these please that is absolutely fine - just let the trainer know.
When & Where
Twining Enterprise is London's specialist mental wellbeing and employment charity.
Our aim is that everyone with a mental health problem can enjoy the benefits of working life.
Helping people get work and keep work, supporting employers and campaigning against mental health stigma - we make a real difference to the lives of Londoners.
Keep up to date with us through our website, twitter account or join our newsletter here: http://www.twiningenterprise.org.uk/enews_sign-up