Adult Mental Health First Aid (2 Day)
Duration 2 Days
This accredited (MHFA England) two day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider, giving you an understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing as well as the practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues. It aims to improve the confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress and provides enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening. You will also gain the knowledge necessary 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 certificate of attendance to say they are a Mental Health First Aider, a manual to refer to whenever you need it, a quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan, and a workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health.
This course aims to equip delegates with: 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
Methods of Delivery
Learning takes place through group activities, videos, presentations and discussions. Each topic is explored with sensitivity to minimise any distress regarding some of the more serious mental health issues covered. Participants aren't expected to disclose personal information but a group confidentiality agreement is in place if they do so.
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- Day 1
- Mental Health First Aid
- Stigma and discrimination
- Depression: symptoms, and risk factors
- Suicide figures
- Alcohol, drugs and mental health
- First aid for suicidal crisis
- Non-judgemental listening skills
- First aid for depression
- Treatment and resources for depression
- Day 2
- First aid for anxiety disorders
- Crisis first aid after a traumatic event
- Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders
- Cognitive distortions and CBT
- Personality disorders
- Eating disorders
- Bipolar disorder
- Recovery and building resources
- Action planning for using MHFA
Anyone who works with people experiencing mental health issues and would like to improve their knowledge and confidence in providing support and offering early intervention.
There are no pre-training requirements for this course.
Everyone who completes the course gets an Adult MHFA manual to refer to whenever they need it and a certificate to say they are an Mental Health First Aider.
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