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SOLD OUT: Brighton & Hove - Adult Mental Health First Aid Half

Grassroots Suicide Prevention

Wednesday, 6 February 2019 from 09:00 to 13:00

SOLD OUT: Brighton & Hove - Adult Mental Health First...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Funded Place: Public Health, Brighton & Hove City Council   more info 5 Feb 2019 Free £0.00
MHFA Half - Standard Cost 5 Feb 2019 £68.00 £0.00
MHFA Half - 10% Discount
A 10% discount is available to organisations that are voluntary/charitable AND/OR have less than 50 employees.
5 Feb 2019 £61.20 £0.00

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Event Details

Course running Wednesday 6th February, 9am - 1pm

Course Content

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 Our half day course is an introductory three-hour session to raise awareness of mental health.

It is designed 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
  • Confidence to interact with someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue
  • Insight into the two-day course and the benefits of becoming a Mental Health First Aider

Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities.

The session covers:

  • What is mental health? 
  • Mental and emotional wellbeing
  • Mental health continuum
  • Stress vulnerability and stress container 
  • Thinking distortions
  • Mental health conditions 
    • Depression 
    • Anxiety disorders 
    • Psychosis and schizophrenia
    • Bipolar disorder
    • Eating disorders
    • Mental health and risk: suicide and self-harm
  • Recovery
  • Stigma and mental health issues
  • Supporting people in distress
  • Take Ten Together toolkit
  • Helpful resources
  • Useful statistics


You will get an MHFA manual to keep and refer to whenever you need it. When you complete the session you'll get a certificate to say you are mental health aware.

Participants on MHFA courses come from a wide range of backgrounds. It is suitable for people with lived experience of mental health issues or illness, family members wanting to gain more understanding of what a relative is going through, employers, and people who are likely to come into contact with those at risk of mental health problems, such as police, ambulance staff or community workers.

Click here for a further overview of course content.


Getting to the Venue

Road Directions: From the Old Steine travel up North Street, turn left into Ship Street, Friends Meeting House is approximately 2 minutes walk on the east side of the road.

Public Transport Directions: Brighton Railway Station is within walking distance. Local buses stop nearby on North Street.

Unfortunately the venue is not wheelchair accessible. 


Timings & Breaks

The course runs from 9am - 1pm. It is important you arrive promptly– we promise to finish on time!  We will have refreshment breaks during the session.



  • If you are unable to attend due to illness you will need to send us a copy of a medical certificate for cancellation fees to be waived.
  • Delegate substitutions can be made at any time without charge.

1. Paying Places

Cancellation with more than 4 weeks’ notice – 10% charge
Cancellation with 1-4 weeks’ notice – 50% charge
Less than 1 week’s notice – no refund


2. Public Health Brighton & Hove City Council Funded Places


If you have been allocated a Public Health, Brighton & Hove City Council funded place it is our policy to charge a fee (currently £25 for half-day courses) for non-attendance with less than one week’s notice. This is because there are certain costs that we incur in organising the course and these are non-refundable at short notice. We have introduced this policy because if we are unable to demonstrate good attendance to our funders it will be more difficult to secure future funding for these courses.

Whole Courses


Whole Courses can be a cost-effective way of training your team in your own venue. If your organisation is based in Brighton & Hove and works with at risk target groups we may be able to offer a discount based on the allocation of funded places. Please contact us to discuss your exact training needs, and possible discounts and funding options. 


Talk To Us: Suicide prevention is everybody's business.


The "Talk To Us" business pledge


Brighton & Hove has a very high suicide rate and we want to work with businesses to change that. Businesses are uniquely placed to reach out to their staff and colleagues who might be thinking of suicide. Most people who die by suicide are of working age and many will be in employment. By signing up to this pledge companies can be more aware of the needs of colleagues who might be struggling with difficult feelings and be able to offer some support and information about where to go for help. 1 in 20 of us consider suicide in a 2 week period and business people are no different. Together we can help make our city safer from suicide. Take the Talk To us pledge here.

Do you have questions about SOLD OUT: Brighton & Hove - Adult Mental Health First Aid Half? Contact Grassroots Suicide Prevention

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Lecture Room - Friends Meeting House
Ship Street
BN1 1AF Brighton
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 6 February 2019 from 09:00 to 13:00

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Grassroots Suicide Prevention

Grassroots Suicide Prevention delivers training that saves lives. Very few, if any of us, are untouched by suicide. We believe that suicide is a community health problem and that suicide can be prevented.

We promote and deliver ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), a 2 day workshop that teaches a model of suicide first aid. 

We offer a range of training programmes to complement ASIST, including SafeTALK (Suicide Alertness), One in Four (Mental Health Awareness) and Self Injury (Understanding & Working with Self Injury).

 We are very happy to deliver courses in-house to your organisation; please ring or e-mail us to find out more.

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