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Mental Health First Aid

Course information:

Course length: 2 days

Training methods: Classroom

Recognition: MHFA England Certificate

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Mental Health First Aid

Course Aim

  • An in depth understanding of mental health and the factors that could 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.
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Day 1

Session 1 - Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health, Depression

  • 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 - First Aid for Suicidal Crisis & First Aid for Depression

  • Suicide figures
  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health
  • First aid for suicidal crisis
  • Non-judgmental listening skills
  • First aid for depression
  • Treatment and resources for depression
  • Self-care
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Day 2

Session 3 - Anxiety, Personality Disorder, Eating Disorder, Self-Harm

  • 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 -Psychosis, Recovery, MHFA Action Plan

  • 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

Lots of time was provided to discuss subjects and ask questions. I Found the group activities and discussions very useful and a good way of learning from others experiences.

Ray Wicks Foster Contracting Ltd

Course content delivered in a manner that is easy to understand and absorb. Made to feel extremely welcome by trainer and course provider despite my lack of knowledge and understanding for course content at the beginning. Extremely knowledgeable course and would recommend to anyone looking to further their understanding.

Josh Hare J Hare Diamond Drilling

Very easy booking process with helpful guidance. Course content very good and professionally delivered. Attendees made to feel at ease in a friendly environment, making participation easy. Feedback from operatives is they provide a faultless services and are very thorough.

Colin Walker Truecue Diamond Drilling Ltd

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