October 219 - 2 full days : 22nd and 23rd October, 9:30 am - 5 pm
What is a mental health First Aid?
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but just like physical first aid, it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis
Mental health problems cover a wide range of issues - including stress, anxiety, depression and substance abuse - that affect someone’s ability to get on with their daily life. The most common mental disorder in Britain is mixed anxiety and depression, with almost 9% of people meeting the criteria for diagnosis*.
*Office for National Statistics Psychiatric Morbidity report (2001)
- Who is this course for?
Members of the Public, Carers, Community Workers, Commercial, Voluntary & Public Sector Workers.
It is NOT for Trained Mental Health Professionals
What will I learn?
- Spot the early signs of a mental health problems
- Feel confident helping someone experiencing a problem
- Provide help on a first aid basis
- Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
- Help stop a mental illness from getting worse
- Help someone recover faster
- Guide someone towards the right support
MHFA training is a nationally recognised 12 hour course www.mhfaengland.org.uk
Some of the Areas Covered: Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Alcohol & Substance Misuse, Panic Attacks, and Eating Disorders.
** The recommended minimum price for the course is £300 per place. We have subsidized it to £130 per place.