Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities
Understand what mental health How to challenge stigma Gain a basic understanding of some common mental health issues Introduction to looking after mental health and maintaining wellbeing Confidence to offer support to someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue
A certificate of attendance to say they are Mental Health Aware A manual to refer to whenever they need it A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support their own mental health
MHFA Mental Heatlh Aware is an introductory four-hour training session to raise awareness of mental health.
The course gives you an understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma, by providing a basic knowledge of some common mental health issues.
An introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing will also provide you with the confidence to offer support to someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issues.
- What is Mental Health?
- Mental Health First Aid Action Plan
- Stigma and discrimination
- Alcohol, drugs and non-judgemental listening
- Personality disorders and eating disorders
- Psychosis, schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder
- Recovery, building resources and action planning
Learning takes place across four manageable sessions. Through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions, each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan.
Mental Health First Aiders have:
- An in depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
- Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
- Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
- Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
- Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support - whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix
Everyone who completes the course gets:
- A manual to refer to whenever you need it
- A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health
- A certificate of attendance to say you are a Mental Health First Aider
This 2 day Adult Mental Health First Aid course is provided by MHFA England.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.
MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.
You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.
You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more.
What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you.
- A Healthy Company (including the 5 steps in a health needs assessment)
- Health Risk Management
- Fitness for Work
- Wellbeing (and promoting positive mental health)
A short test paper plus completion of a workplace health risk assessment (within 2 weeks)
- To give attendees and understanding of the importance of health management and the key health needs of the organisation
- To explain the types of health hazards and how to assess, control and monitor the associated risks
- To give an understanding of the types of personal or health conditions that affect fitness for work and how to assess and manage their impact
- To explore what wellbeing is, how it adds value to the organisation and how to promote healthy lifestyles and positive mental health to enable a healthy workplace culture
This one day awareness course is suitable for anyone in a management or supervisory role. Delegates should gain an understanding of the importance of managing fluctuations in people’s health and learn what to consider when assessing health needs. The course also covers how to recognise a ‘well’ employee and how to help co-workers return to work after illness. Delegates should also gain tools and techniques to improve health and wellbeing across their organisations.