Mental Health first aid

Mental Health first aid courses are equipping individuals with skills that save lives

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING?

2 DAY MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDER TRAINING

Two day MHFA course – this is the most comprehensive training, and the ONLY one which qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider.

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.

1 DAY MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID CHAMPION TRAINING

The one day course is recommended for those who want to create a mentally healthy environment in their workplace. It does not qualify you as a Mental Health First AIDER. 

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

1/2 DAY MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING

This half day course is 4 hours in duration and raises awareness around Mental Health.

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. 

Mental Health first aid

QUALITY ASSURANCE

All our MHFA Training Courses are delivered by MHFA England certified trainers. You will receive MHFA England certificate.

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Its 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 doctor if you feel ill.

But where do you turn when you experience mental ill health?

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 mental health first aid courses can address.

Incredulously, ill mental health can be so pervasive, yet it is not addressed level. Most individuals will experienced ill mental health at some point in their lives. There are too many examples when lack of knowledge and skills around mental health end up tragically. A mental health first course can equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to step in and support at an early stage.

A recent research around mental health

1 in 3

1 in 3 adult people have been formally diagnosed with a mental health condition

£34.9 Billion

In the workplace, mental ill health costs UK employers £34.9 billion each year.  

84% of employees

Only 16% of employees felt comfortable to talk about their mental health with their managers  

Mental Health First Aid Taraining in the Workplace

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.

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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 lengthCost PPMax. people per group
Half Day Course£80+vat25 people
One Day Course£160+vat16 people
Two Day Course£240+vat16 people

What is Mental Health First Aid Training?

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:

  • Preserve life
  • Prevent further harm
  • Promote recovery
  • 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.

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Why mental health first aid is important?

Mental Health First aid is important for several core reasons.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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    review rating 5  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 one of the best, not at any point did anyone look bored. Jonas kept it fun and very interactive, with lots of equipment to play and use to help us build up our skills and self-confidence. He is a very good presenter, also very approachable, energetic, receptive, enthusiastic, supportive and a good motivator. His confidence and passion for what he was teaching came across absolutely superb, he made me feel at ease, his delivery is clear and to the point. He drew on some great examples and was great at keeping the energy levels up by ensuring we were all engaged. He helped to develop the confidence of all individuals by using hands on activities to bring out the best in me and to all the class, I thought the whole process from start to finish was superb. Finally Jonas genuinely inspired me and made me feel really supported and encouraged. A very much enjoyable course. I definitely will be using Siren Training Again in Future for any other courses and training I may need or require.... And To Jonas many thanks for the 3 enjoyable days. ***Brilliant***

    thumb Mohammed Saeed Malik
    3/12/2020

    review rating 5  Yesterday I attended the 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work with Joanna in Victoria and I thought she was absolutely incredible! Honestly I cannot believe I enjoyed a first aid course so much. Her hilarious sense of humour mixed with clear passion and experience on the topic made the whole day really engaging. She made the content so manageable I actually left feeling confident in First Aid rather than overwhelmed and terrified like I have done before. If I'm honest I feel like her talents are wasted as a trainer and she should be on stage, but then she is clearly so happy where she is, which I loved. I wish she ran more courses, honestly I think I would attend a course on how to paint a wall just to listen to her again. I have already recommended to my company and colleagues.

    thumb Rebecca Gray
    2/18/2020

    review rating 5  Excellent First Aid provider. Trainer was very experienced and thorough. Good training facilities and resources. Customer service very good. Highly recommended.

    thumb Philip Merchant
    1/15/2020

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