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Adult Mental Health   First Aid 

two day course

£300 pp exc vat 

Delegates will gain

+  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 including non-judgemental listening


+  Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support


+  Tools to look after their own mental wellbeing

What to expect

+  Numbers are limited to 16 people per course to keep them safe and supported

+ Delegates are given an MHFA manual to keep and refer to

+ Four sessions, including activities, presentations and discussions

+ All sessions help to build a Mental Health First Aid action plan.

+ Upon completion of all sessions, delegates receive a Mental Health First Aider certificate

Course structure

  • Session 1

    • Why Mental Health First Aid?

    • The Mental Health First Aid action plan

    • What is mental health?

    • Impact of mental health issues

    • Stigma and discrimination

    • What is depression?

    • Symptoms of depression

    • Risk factors for depression

    • Depression in the workplace

  • Session 2

    • 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

    • Self-care

  • Session 3

    • What is an anxiety disorder?

    • First aid for anxiety disorders

    • Crisis first aid after a traumatic event

    • Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders

    • Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders

    • Cognitive distortions and CBT

    • Personality disorders

    • Eating disorders

    • Self-harm

  • Session 4

    • What is psychosis?

    • Risk factors for psychosis

    • Alcohol, drugs and psychosis

    • Schizophrenia

    • Bipolar disorder

    • Warning signs of developing psychosis

    • Crisis first aid for acute psychosis

    • Treatment and resources for psychosis

    • Recovery and building resources

    • Action planning for using MHFA


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