One event on 25th April 2019 at 9:00am
One event on 29th May 2019 at 9:00am
One event on 25th June 2019 at 9:00am
Member and Non-member price – £325 + VAT
Duration – 2 days
What is Mental Health First Aid?
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the mental health equivalent of physical first aid. This training is an internationally recognised and accredited two-day course developed by Mental Health First Aid England. It is designed to raise the awareness of mental health and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
MIND, the leading mental health charity state that one in four of us are likely to experience a mental health problem each year which is likely to impact on our ability to work. Mental ill health is the single largest cause of disability in the UK when accounting for direct costs of services, lost productivity at work and reduced quality of life (Department of Health).
The Role of a Mental Health First Aider
In general, the role of a Mental health First Aider in the workplace is to be a point of contact for an employee who is experiencing a mental health issue or emotional distress. This interaction could range from having an initial conversation through to supporting the individual to get appropriate help. In a crisis, Mental health First Aiders are valuable in providing early support for someone who may be developing a mental health issue.
Mental Health First Aiders are not trained to be therapists or psychiatrists or counsellors, but they can offer initial support through non-judgemental listening and guidance.
Mental Health First Aiders are trained to:
The boundaries of Mental Health First Aid
Attending this course will provide individuals with:
Who is the training aimed at?
This course is ideal for anyone wanting to become a Mental Health First Aider, including Line Managers, Carers, Wellbeing/Mental Health Champions, HR professionals, Health and Safety representatives and Medical Professionals.
This two-day course is divided into four specific sections covering:
In each section participants will learn how to:
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