MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID IN THE WORKPLACE
Mental Health first aid courses in the workplace
If you have 8 or more individuals to train fill Short Enquiry below. We offer discounted deals for group bookings. If you want to train less than 8 individuals please choose the open course at Adults MHFA
All Mental Health First Aid courses are delivered by accredited MHFA trainers.
How much does a Mental Health First Aid Course cost?
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.
|Course length||Cost PP||Max. people per group|
|Half Day Course||£85 + vat||25 people|
|One Day Course||£160 + vat||16 people|
|Two Day Course||£240+ vat||16 people|
Siren Training delivers fallowing Mental Health first aid courses:
MHFA for Adults
MHFA for Youth
MHFA at Work
All of our courses are delivered by qualified instructors accredited by the Royal Society for public Health and trained by Mental Health First Aid England.
ALL MENTAL HEALTH COURSES ARE DELIVERED IN HALF DAY, 1 DAY OR 2 DAYS. You can choose the course length according to your needs.
What is the best approach to take in the workplace?
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:
- You will be able to create healthier environment in your workplace for your team.
- You will be able spot an employee suffering from mental health issue and support them at work
- You will help to prevent further mental health illness development
- Finally, you will be able to maintain your own mental health and wellbeing.
What is mental health first aid in the workplace?
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.
How long is a Mental Health first aid course? What will you be learning in a Mental Health First Aid Course?
We have three different options depending on your needs.
Adult 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.
Adult MHFA One Day course – On the one day course 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 AGLEE action plan, and how to use it. This course is often recommended for line managers.
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:
- 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.
- 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?
- 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.
- 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.