Psychological first aid is recognised as being a useful skill which is applicable in a wide range of settings. The project aims to provide basic psychological first aid training to University of Salford staff, students and members of the local community. The training consists of a one day workshop, which covers basic mental health awareness, positive responding skills, understanding how to recognise mental health crises, how to provide basic psychological support to someone in distress and signposting/ resourcing. The workshop draws upon a number of established models of psychological first aid.
Tea and coffee will be provided for morning and afternoon breaks. Participants will also recieve a detailed manual to support their learning and as resource for the future. The workshop has been developed by Dr Mark Widdowson, Senior lecturer in counselling and psychotherapy.
This event has been supported by the Salford Advantage Fund and the generosity of donors to the fund.
The workshops are scheduled on six different dates, to ensure that as many people as possible are able to attend. The workshop runs from 10am-5pm. You will need to attend the whole day. A certificate of attendance will be provided to all participants who attend the whole workshop.
The dates and locations of the workshops are:
27th March 2017, Council Chamber, Old Fire Station
6th April 2017, Allerton L207
9th May 2017, Peel 116
31st May 2017, Allerton L219
8th June 2017, Mary Seacole MS1.67/1.68
14th June 2017, Mary Seacole MS3.02 (Board room)