The online mental health first aid training qualifies you as mental health first aider. It’s 16 hours course which can be taken online or face to face. If you choose the online mental health first aid option you will attend 8 hours live sessions with one of our instructors and 8 hours of self-directed learning in an online learning hub.
The timing for the online mental health first aid:
It can be delivered in 4 (4 consecutive mornings 10:00-12:30 ) or 2 (consecutive days 09:30-12:00 &14:30-17:00).
We run face to face mental health first aid training courses on Mondays-Tuesdays (10:00 am – 5:00 pm) in our Old Street venue and Thursdays-Fridays (10:00 am – 5:00 pm) in our London Bridge venue
Mental Health First Aid is not unlike physical first aid: help offered for someone suffering from ill health, in this case mental ill health. MHFA 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:
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 to diagnose or treat, but you can identify symptoms of anxiety, depression, 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.
On this course you will 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 towards appropriate support. You will receive a certificate on 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.
MHFA One Day Champion course – On this MHFA Training you will learn about the most common mental health problems including how to identify when someone is experiencing mental distress. You will feel more confident supporting others and you will know how to signpost appropriately. The one day mental health first course covers the ALGEE action plan, and how to use it. This course is often recommended for line managers, supervisors, deputies. The course includes two sessions: Mental Health First Aid & Mental Health First Aid action plan
Mental Health Aware Half Day course – This half day MHFA training is a basic introduction to mental health, and why it is important. It introduces some common mental health challenges and discusses how to spot them. During this four hour course you will learn how to talk to someone who may be experiencing mental ill health, and feel more confident speaking about mental health with colleagues, friends or family. The course also will also equip you with some tools to look after your own mental health.The Mental Health Awareness Training includes such topics as Stigma, Depression, Anxiety Disorders etc.
All our MHFA Training Courses are delivered by MHFA England certified trainers. You will receive an MHFA England certificate
We will try to explain it in a very simple way.
The MHFA England is an accredited body that trains trainers. Then various companies hire the trainers and deliver the courses. Most likely you will get a very similar training and outcome whichever company you choose – we all use the same Online Learning Hub (a platform to deliver online courses) provided by the MHFA England.
The same trainers (a trainer might work one week for us, next week for another company). We carefully choose instructors who are providing Siren MHFA training courses. Most of the trainers have psychology/psychotherapy backgrounds. We thoroughly read our clients’ feedback, this way we were able to choose the best of the best trainers who work with us for years. We can proudly say that Siren is a leading provider of MHFA training. If you are not convinced simply check our reviews
All attendees receive MHFA England materials (manual and workbook, we deliver it to the attendee’s home). You will get the same outcome whichever company you choose because we all follow MHFA England’s guidelines.
We are all human beings before we are workers, and all of us have both physical and mental health. We know what can cause physical illness but we are not always aware of the reasons behind ill mental health. And when we see someone suffering mental health ill very often we don’t have right words or right actions to take, especially, in the workplace. It is very important that all staff are aware of how to take care of their own mental health, as well as know how to support each other.
Positive mental health in the workplace not only helps your business goals, but also improves employee satisfaction and retention. Any mental health first aid courses can improve wellbeing in the workplace. We highly recommend anyone interested in becoming a Mental Health First Aider attend the two day course, and implementing the one or half day course for all of the employees in the organisation. The course will raise mental health awareness, start conversations in your workplace and teach employees to support each other. Additionally, the course will help you create an action plan for a positive climate in the workplace.
Recovering from mental ill health can vary amongst individuals, as does length of recovery. While some individuals respond quickly to treatment and recover quickly, recovery can often be episodic for others. Still others have a longer recovery journey which can involve medication, self-help, attending therapy. It is important for workplaces to support employees in their recovery, and the Mental Health First Aid courses are a great starting point to understand how to create inclusive environments for people in recovery.
We recommend having as many mental health first aiders in the workplace as you have physical first aiders.
Mental health first aid course is particularly recommended for line managers and their teams for several reasons:
A mental health course is not a legal requirement yet. It is strongly recommended to have as many mental health first aiders as physical ones. the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) recent recommendation to include ‘mental health trained first aiders’ as part of employers’ first aid needs assessments.
All courses come with course materials a manual and a workbook. The books are helpful resources to refresh your knowledge as well as support your own mental health, both during and after the course. Books are included in the course price.
The prices below are for our public courses. If you want to book a group please send us a short enquiry and we get back to you in minutes. A group booking is up to 30% off per person.
|Course length||Cost PP||Max. people per group|
|Half Day Course||£80+vat||25 people|
|One Day Course||£160+vat||16 people|
|Two Day Course||£240+vat||16 people|
Mental Health First aid is important for several core reasons.
It’s relatively easy to see the gaps we’ve been missing as a society, all generally aware of physical health. As such, it is good common sense to go to the doctor if you feel ill.
The most common answer is unfortunately not many places. Mental distress and mental ill-health are still steeped in stigma and discrimination, preventing people from getting the help they need. Achieving parity of esteem of physical and mental health is a fundamental step to creating a healthy, well-equipped society of workers and citizens. The current gaps here are clear, as we all have mental health as well as physical health. Why isn’t mental health equally as important as physical health? This is the question our society must respond to and a gap that MHFA training courses can address.
Are you interested in participating in a first aid course? You should contact Siren Training today. We are a dedicated training company that was set up by a group of Firefighters in 2013. Our team have a wealth of knowledge and experience in First Aid and Fire Safety and deliver interesting, enjoyable, lifesaving skills to all sectors. We believe first aid is a very important subject and basic first aid needs to be common knowledge among employees within a workplace. This is why we are incredibly devoted to providing the very best first aid course in we can.
The first aid course we carry out is always delivered by professionals, who all share the same passion and drive to share their valuable skills with everyone. Our team operate across the UK and Ireland and have a team of over 70 instructors with various backgrounds including: Paramedics, NHS and the Armed Forces. During your first aid course, you will be taught by expert Emergency service trainers who the best hands on experience in first aid, so you know you are being taught by true experts who have the best practical knowledge. The instructors we employ at Siren Training are all highly qualified and experienced who will make it easy for you to learn your new skills in an interesting and exciting learning environment.
During your first aid course you will learn the skills and confidence to act in an emergency. Thanks to our first aid course you will feel more prepared if you ever find yourself in a situation that requires immediate first aid. You will leave equipped with the knowledge and skills to administer a wide variety of first aid techniques in the workplace with confidence. Whether this is treating minor wounds, or saving the life of a colleague – you will know how to handle it safely and effectively, becoming an asset to your company.
The most basic first aid course we offer is the 1 Day Emergency First Aid at Work course.This first aid course helps you meet the requirements set out in the Health and Safety regulations of 1981. As this is the most basic first aid course, it means it is the perfect introduction to first aid. This first aid course is aimed towards individuals who work within a “low risk”/office based environment. If the attendees pass the 20 question multiple choice exam, they will be awarded a HSE recognised certificate which is valid for 3 years.
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They simply are amazing! I attended the full 2-day Mental Health First Aid course. The instructor, Kate, was great and excellent feedback has been given to MHFA England.... read more
My experience was fantastic with Mick Veasey, is great tutor and very professional teacher properly. Thank you for everything.
1st Aid At Work 3 Day Course The Teacher Jonas is a fantastic and a truly inspirational instructor and trainer. I have attended many First Aid courses but this was by far... read more