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Siren Training offer Mental Health First Aid Courses for both individuals and groups from organisations. If you’re looking to train an individual or a small number of people, please click on ‘OLD STREET’ below for a list of dates. If you would like us to come to your workplace and deliver a course to a group, please click on the options on the right.


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2nd - 3rd Dec 2019 09:45 240.00 + VAT 3 Book
16th - 17th Dec 2019 09:45 240.00 + VAT Sorry, course fully booked
20th - 21st Jan 2020 09:45 240.00 + VAT 7 Book
3rd - 4th Feb 2020 09:45 240.00 + VAT 11 Book
24th - 25th Feb 2020 09:45 240.00 + VAT 16 Book
9th - 10th Mar 2020 09:45 240.00 + VAT 16 Book
30th - 31st Mar 2020 09:45 240.00 + VAT 16 Book
6th - 7th Apr 2020 09:45 240.00 + VAT 16 Book
27th - 28th Apr 2020 09:45 240.00 + VAT 16 Book
4th - 5th May 2020 09:45 240.00 + VAT 16 Book
18th - 19th May 2020 09:45 240.00 + VAT 16 Book
8th - 9th Jun 2020 09:45 240.00 + VAT 16 Book
29th - 30th Jun 2020 09:45 240.00 + VAT 16 Book


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MHFA England

Mental Health first aid

All Mental Health First Aid courses are delivered by accredited MHFA trainers. 



What is Mental Health First Aid Course?

Mental Health first aid is not unlike physical first aid: help offered for someone suffering from ill health, in this case mental ill health. Mental Health First Aid courses will also teach you to spot earlier signs and symptoms of common mental health problems, such as anxiety,  depression, schizophrenia, etc. With the knowledge and tools learned in the course, individuals will be able to to deliver mental health first aid before professional medical treatment is available. The aims of mental health first aid are to:

  1. Preserve life
  2. Prevent further harm
  3. Promote recovery
  4. Provide comfort to the person who suffers  

Please note that as a qualified Mental Health First Aider, or someone who has undertaken a Mental Health First Aid course, you will not be able diagnose or treat, but you can identify  symptoms of anxiety, depresion, eating disorders, amongst other challenges, and encourage someone to seek professional help.These courses do not teach you to be a counsellor or therapist, but will empower you to react and signpost when someone in mental distress may need professional help.





What I will be learning on the 2 day Mental Health First Aid Training?

Two day course – this is the most comprehensive course, and qualifies you as Mental Health First Aider.

On this course you increase your knowledge around a variety of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and schizophrenia. You will learn some practical tools for supporting friends, family and co-workers. As a mental health first aider you will feel confident as a first responder in crisis situations and know how to guide someone to appropriate support. You will receive a certificate of completion which does not have an expiry date. MHFA England recommend that you attend a refresher course every two – three years to keep your knowledge and skills up to date.

The two day training course includes four sessions:

  1. Session topics:

Mental health first aid – The mental health first aid action plan – ALGEE. Mental health and stigma. Mental health and intersectional risk factors. What influences mental health. Depression and anxiety.

  1. Session topics:

Suicide. Substances and mental health. Risk factors for substance misuse. First aid for substance misuse.  What are the symptoms of suicidal crisis? The action plan for suicide. Useful statistics. Signposting for depression. Self-care. How can you support someone who has depression?

  1. Session topics:

Anxiety disorders. What is an anxiety disorder? Risk factors for an anxiety disorders. First aid for an anxiety disorders. Self-harm. What is self harm. First aid for self harm. Eating disorders. What are eating disorders? Risk factors for eating disorders. First aid for eating disorders. Personality disorders. Alcohol, Drugs and anxiety. Treatment for anxiety disorders.

  1. Session  topics:

Psychosis. What is psychosis. Risk factors for psychosis. First aid for psychosis. What is psychosis? Focus on recovery. Implementing your new skills and knowledge. Schizophrenia. Bipolar disorder.


16 Hours

£240 + VAT


Why  mental health first aid is important?

Mental Health First aid is important for several core reasons.

  1. Ill mental health is very common.  Research indicates that one in four people suffers from anxiety, panic or depression.  It is very likely that someone in your immediate environment, whether in the workplace, home or neighborhood has or will experience ill mental health. Feeling equipped to help a family member or friend who may need it is a valuable tool.
  2. Mental health is still stigmatised in our society. Stigma negatively affects those who experience ill mental health and can delay recovery. When people feel ashamed to speak about their problems with others, they might not get the help they need. By beginning to have conversations about mental health with our friends and family and in our workplaces, we can start to decrease stigma and promote positive, safe environments for anyone to discuss their mental health. Additionally, speaking up about our mental health encourages others to do the same, and can normalise mental health. Mental health and physical health should be considered equally important, as they are both integral parts of personal and public wellbeing.
  3. Many of us are misinformed about mental health. For example, a very common myth about mental health is that those with mental issues are dangerous for society. By raising awareness mental health, we can debunk discriminatory and harmful myths, help people take care of their own wellbeing as well as help others.
  4. Parity of esteem. In many respects, a mental health illnesses is similar to a physical  ailment- The longer diagnosis and treatment are delayed the higher the risk for longer term consequences. Just like we know that eating healthy foods helps our physical abilities, healthy mental habits can be equally as important to mental health. Likewise, the sooner a problem is spotted, the quicker the recovery.
  5. In emergency situations, we can often feel that we don’t know how to advise, or act.A  Mental Health First Aid courses teaches participants an action plan to use in case of emergencies. This plan is easy to remember and effective in taking steps to help someone who may need it while  making the environment safe for everyone involved.


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Siren Training was set up by a group of Firefighters in 2013. Armed with a wealth of knowledge and experience in First Aid and Fire Safety, we deliver interesting, enjoyable, life-saving skills to all sectors. We now operate throughout the UK and Ireland and have 70+ instructors with backgrounds as Paramedics, NHS and the Armed Forces. All of whom share the same passion and drive to share these valuable skills with everyone.

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