SCC - Adult Mental Health First Aid Introduction (10am - 2.30pm)

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Introduction to Adult Mental Health First Aid for Surrey County Council Teams 10 am - 12 noon (break 12 - 12.30), then 12.30pm - 14.30pm

About this Event

Our introductory course on mental health in adults is a programme designed to raise awareness of mental health.

It has been developed to give you:

• An understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma

• A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues

• An introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing

• Confidence to support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue

What to Expect

The course is delivered online, via the interactive Zoom platform, in two x 2-hour sessions delivered 10am - 12 noon, then 12.30 pm- 2.30pm.

You will need internet access, and ideally video/audio connection.

We limit numbers to a maximum of 20 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe, supported and fully engaged in the virtual environment while they learn.

You will get a hard copy of the MHFA manual/workbook (delivered to your nominated address after the course) to keep and refer to whenever you need it.

You will also get a certificate to from the MHFA to certify that you are "Adult MHFA Aware".

Learning takes place through a mix of online presentations, videos, case studies and group discussions.

Course Contents

• What is mental health?

• Mental Health Continuum

• Factors which affect mental health

• Stigma

• Stress and stress management

• Spotting signs of distress

• Mental health conditions:

• Recovery

• Depression

• Anxiety disorders

• Psychosis

• Eating disorders

• Suicide

• Self-harm

• Take 10 Together - starting a supportive conversation

• Supporting mental health in the workplace

• Useful statistics

• Helpful resources

About Your MHFA Instructor

Jane is a MHFA Youth and Adult Instructor, qualified to deliver the full two-day course, one day course for Schools and Colleges and Introductory courses, applicable across the lifespan.Jane's background is in Clinical Research (development of new medicines within GlaxoSmithKline; International R & D) and Medical Education (including taught courses, clinical experience programmes in hospital settings and e-learning, worldwide). In addition to activities around Medical Education, Jane also established a multidisciplinary clinic in Guildford, Surrey with a focus on mental health and emotional wellbeing. The clinical team included a 32-strong strong panel of psychological/ psychiatric practitioners, including Consultant Psychiatrists, Clinical and Counselling Psychologists, Counsellors/Psychotherapists, plus other related disciplines, such as Dieticians, Speech and Language Therapists etc..

Jane is particularly interested in mental health education within the settings where she hopes to reach those who can have an influence on the lives of people experiencing mental illness, as well as their friends, colleagues and families.For more information please email or visit:

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