Mental Health Aware Half Day course – This half day course 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 with 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. You will cover the following topics:
What mental health is and how to challenge stigma
A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
An introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing
Confidence to support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue
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:
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.
Mental Health First Aid Training is for everyone. First of all it is for you. It helps to look after your own mental health and help yourself. You will feel more confident to speak about mental health issues with your family members, work colleagues and even strangers.
If your work environment is very social you might want to consider becoming a Mental Health First Aider. Other areas where mental health training is useful are: working as a teacher, manager, police officer, nurse, social worker or any other professional.
The course is aimed at anyone who wishes to learn more about this subject and take an active lead in helping others. It is more in-depth than the half-day course, however only the 2 day course qualifies someone to become a first aider.
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All our MHFA Training Courses are delivered by MHFA England certified trainers.
You will receive MHFA England certificate.
1 day Mental Health First Aid Training is for everyone. First of all it is for you. It helps to look after your own mental health and help yourself. You will feel more confident to speak about mental health issues with your family members, work colleagues and even strangers.
1 day mental health first aid training is recommended if your work environment is very social. The course is often aimed at leaders or line managers in the workplace or anyone who is good with people. Other areas where mental health training is useful are: working as a teacher, manager, police officer, nurse, social worker or any other professional.
It is worth mentioning that 1 day mental health course does not qualify you as a Mental Health First Aider. To become qualified MHFA Aider you need to attend 2 day MHFA course.