Developed by MHFA England, this course is designed for people who are required to act as the Qualified Mental Health First Aid in the workplace.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.
As a Mental Health First Aider you will be able to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.
You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe. You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms.
**Please be aware that this course focuses on employees in the workplace and covers subjects that some people may find distressing, including suicide and self-harm. If a delegate feels overwhelmed they can leave the course at any time. Please discuss the content of the course with your proposed delegate before booking them on the course.
Upon successful completion of the course the students receive a Mental Health First Aider certificate which remains valid for 3 years from the date of issue.
1⁄2 day Refresher is required over 3 years
Why Mental Health First Aid?
Crisis first aid after a traumatic event
What is depression?
Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders
What is mental health?
Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders
Impact of mental health issues
Cognitive distortions and cognitive behavioural therapy
Stigma and discrimination
The Mental Health First Aid action plan
Symptoms of depression
Risk factors for depression
What is psychosis?
Depression in the workplace
Risk factors for psychosis
Alcohol, drugs and psychosis
Alcohol, drugs and mental health
First aid to assist a suicidal crisis
Treatment and resources for psychosis
Non-judgemental listening skills
First aid for depression
Warning signs of developing psychosis
Treatment and resources for depression
Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
Recovery and building resources
What is an anxiety disorder?
Action planning for using MHFA
First aid for anxiety disorders
Course Fee includes course book, refreshments and luncheon.