This Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course will be taught over a two days - 23 and 28 September. It aims to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of different kinds of mental health problems, their prevalence in the community, and the types of help and support that are available.
The first day of the course aims to introduce learners to the impact of mental health issues in the UK and globally, with discussion about stigma and language, it also begins looking at some of the most common mental health diagnoses. The basic principles of MHFA are discussed and learners get the opportunity to see how these can be applied to help with Depression, and also how to deliver crisis MHFA support to someone experiencing suicidal thoughts.
The second day looks at Anxiety Disorders, including PTSD, and eating disorders, and moves on to explore Psychoses and how to safely provide support and help to someone experiencing a crisis. Consideration is given to self-care, both in delivering MHFA, but also as a tool for dealing with stress and mental health fluctuations throughout our lives.