Online ADULT MHFA course - 26th + 27th April + 4th + 5th May 2021

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PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE 4 x 2HR SESSIONS THAT YOU NEED TO ATTEND IN FULL. You MUST be a resident of the Dorking area and surrounding area.

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THERE ARE 4 x 2HR SESSIONS THAT YOU NEED TO ATTEND IN FULL.

You must be a resident of the Dorking area and surrounding villages to qualify for attendance. We reserve the right to cancel your place on the course. WE WILL NEED A POSTAL ADDRESS TO SEND MATERIALS TO.

4 x sessions (2hrs 15mins duration) on the following dates:

  • Session 1: Event opens 18:00 Mon, 26th Apr 2021
  • Session 2: Event opens 18:00 Tues 27th Apr 2021
  • Session 3: Event opens 18:00 Tues, 4th May 2021
  • Session 4: Event opens 18:00 Weds, 5th May 2021

Katherine, our trainer for this course, would also like to offer a tech test for participants from 20:00 - 20:30 on April the 25th where she will be logged in for attendees to join to test their microphones and camera set up. This helps prevent any delays during the 1st session. It is also important to note that anyone using a work computer will need to ensure that they don’t have a firewall or other security settings that will prevent them from joining.

You need to attend ALL SESSIONS in full in order to be accredited by MHFA England.

Once booked on here on Eventbrite, we will send you the course link so that each course applicant can register with their name, email, and home address. This in turn will prompt MHFA England to send the manual to the delegates' home address prior to the course for the preparation activities.

Our MHFA Course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider.

Mental Health First Aiders have:

  • An in-depth understanding of people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • Confidence to reassure and support a person in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • Knowledge to help a person recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s through self-help sites, their place of learning, the NHS, or a mix – engaging with parents, carers and external agencies where appropriate
  • Ability to support a person with a long-term mental health issue or disability to thrive
  • Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing

We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.

Learning takes place across four manageable sessions. Through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions, each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan. You will get an MHFA manual to keep and refer to whenever you need it.

When you complete the four sessions, you'll get a certificate to say you are a Mental Health First Aider.

The course normally costs c. £300 but we subsidise this heavily through our independent fundraising in order to make it accessible to all.

If you cannot afford the reduced course fee of £60 (plus booking fee) please contact us via info@dorkingminds.org.uk and we can discuss.

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What others have said

“This Course has made me re-evaluate how I have been dealing with my children’s mental health needs.”

"Excellent accessible resource for the community. Highlights the vast void in the education system to teach our children the mental health tools they need for life." 

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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports adults. They will teach you the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, you can speed up a person’s recovery and stop a mental health issue from getting worse.

Our courses won't teach you to be a therapist, but we will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis - and even potentially stop a crisis from happening. But more than that, we aim to give you the information, skills and insight to look after your own mental health so that you can set an example.

By giving you the tools to have these conversations, we hope to empower you to create a mentally healthy, supportive environment in your family, peer group or community. Let's create a future where mental health is treated as a normal part of life, in the same way as physical health. A future where every person has access to support if they need it.

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