Mental Health First Aid

Would you like to have a better understanding of the issues that impact on, and relate to, peoples mental health?

Would you like practical skills that can be uses every day to help you spot the signs and symptoms of mental health issues?

Would you like to feel more confident guiding people towards appropriate support for their mental health?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is in internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. Everyone on an Adult MHFA course is taught a set of practical skills which enables them to support someone experiencing mental health issues.

Adult MHFA 2 day course

Our two day Adult MHFA course will enable you to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health issues, provide initial help and guide a person towards appropriate professional help. Once you have completed the two day course you will be able to say you are a Mental Health First Aider.

Programme structure – What would I learn?

The training has been designed to fit into four manageable sessions, each with a focus on how to apply Mental Health First Aid Skills.

These are:

Mental Health First Aid, mental health and depression

Depression (cont.) and suicidal crisis

Anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders and self-harm

Psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

The course usually take place over two full days and the sessions are a mixture of presentations, discussion and group work activities. Everyone who attends the course will receive a copy of the MHFA manual and workbook, which are both excellent support resources. When you have completed the course you will also receive a certificate to confirm you are trained as a Mental Health Frist Aider.

Adult MHFA Lite

Our Adult MHFA Lite course is an introductory three hour mental health awareness course. The session will be a mix of presentations, group interaction, and activities. You will receive an Adult MHFA Lite manual that you can take away with you at the end of the session and an attendance certificate from MHFA England.

Programme Structure – What would I learn?

By the end of the course you’ll be able to:

Define mental health and some common mental health issues

Identify stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health issues

Relate to people’s experiences and support people in distress

Look after your own mental health.

Is it for you?

The courses are for everyone aged 16 and upwards and you don’t need any qualifications or experience in mental health to take part. The skills you acquire from an Adult MHFA courses can be used to support everyone – friends, family, work colleagues and members of your community.  The courses can be quite emotive in nature, so it is important to be aware that is could evoke some emotional feelings. Our instructors provide a safe learning environment and are trained to support you throughout the course.

Our MHFA Instructor

Claire Harris is an instructor approved by MHFA England to deliver Adult MHFA and Adult MHFA Lite courses within Namaste Culture. Claire has attended the seven day instructor training programme by Mental Health First Aid England accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.

Call today on 01954 267640 or email to find out more.

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