Adult Mental Health First Aider
This two day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider, giving you:
- An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect well-being
- 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 combination of all
- Ability to support someone with a long term mental health issue to thrive
- Tools to look after your own mental well-being
This course is currently only available online. Please contact us to arrange a 'closed course' for your team.
This is an online course delivered through the MHFA England Online Learning Hub.
- Learning takes place through four live training sessions, spread across two weeks, with self-learning activities in between.
- Each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan .
- We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.
What will I learn?
- About mental health
- Risk factors for mental ill health
- Protective factors for mental health
- Preventing mental health issues and promoting well- being
- Topics included within the Mental Health First Aider course include:
Depression - Anxiety - Suicide - Psychosis - Self-harm - Eating disorders - Personality disorders - Cognitive behavioural therapy
What do I get to take away?
Everyone who completes the course gets:
- A certificate of attendance to say you 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
- A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health
“I feel like I have a good understanding and more knowledge on mental health. Very good training and instructor – I will recommend the course to others.”