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Mental Health Frist Aid - 2 Day course

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NO 4. The Rodney Hotel

Clifton

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What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.

Adult MHFA courses can be attended by people aged 16 upwards and are relevant for the general population. Everyone on an Adult MHFA course is taught a set of skills which enables them to support someone experiencing mental health issues.

Nicola Rich ia a quality assured instructor, who has attended the seven day instructor training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health. She has over 20 years experience in Workplace wellbeing and is a Psychotherapist.

What will I learn on a two day MHFA course?

Our trainer Nicola Rich will deliver the training in four manageable chunks, each with a focus on how to apply Mental Health First Aid skills:

Session 1 - Mental Health First Aid, mental health, and depression.

Session 2 - Depression (cont.) and suicidal crisis.

Session 3- Anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders and self--harm.

Session 4- Psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

During the course, you'll learn how to:

  • Spot the early signs of a mental health problem

  • Feel confident about helping someone who is experiencing a mental health problem

  • Provide help on a first aid basis

  • Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others

  • Help stop a mental illness from getting worse

  • Help someone to recover more quickly

  • Guide someone towards the right support

How will becoming a Mental Health First Aider help?

The course will: -

  • Give a deeper understanding of the issues that impact on and relate to people’s mental health

  • Teach practical skills that can be used every day, including being able to spot the signs and symptoms of mental health issues and feel confident guiding people towards appropriate support

Independent research and evaluation shows that taking part in an MHFA course: -

  • Raises awareness and mental health literacy

  • Reduces stigma around mental ill health and feel confident guiding people towards appropriate support

  • Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues

  • Encourages people to start a conversation with a person who may be experiencing a mental health issue

  • Promotes early intervention which enables recovery MHFA won’t teach you how to be a therapist, but you will be able to say you’re a Mental Health First Aider

Everyone who attends the course will receive a copy of the MHFA manual and workbook, which are both excellent support resources. When you have completed the course you will also receive a certificate to confirm that you are a trained Mental Health First Aider.

Refreshments and a light lunch will also be provided.

Cancellation Policy or unforeseen difficulties:

If you are unable to attend, please can you let us know as soon as possible by emailing Nicola@ninetothrive.org

Cancellation less than 4 weeks before date of delivery of the first training session, will incur a cancellation charge of 50% of agreed fees and cancellation less than 2 week before date of delivery of the first training session, will incur a cancellation charge of the full agreed fees.

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