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Adult 2 Day Mental Health First Aid Training

Course Information

This two day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider, giving you:


  • An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect well-being.
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues.
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress.
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening.
  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support - whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix.
     


The cost of our open access courses is £220 +VAT (£264 INC) per person and includes all learner materials, tea/coffee, & lunch. Costs for in-house training for  your organisation can be requested by e-mailing us via: mentalhealth@mhfa999.co.uk  


Format:


  • Two day face to face course across four manageable sessions
  • Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities
  • Each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn
     


Learner materials:


  • A certificate of attendance to say you are a Mental Health First Aider
  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it
  • A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health

Open Access Course Dates & Venues

Listed below are all our current dates and venues for our open access dates and venues for this excellent 2 day training course.


When you find the dates and venues that suit you simply book online now via our secure online store or if you prefer, contact us by e-mail via mentalhealth@mhfa999.co.uk 

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Date: 4th & 5th December 2019.

Venue: Sale Golf Club, Golf Road, Sale, Manchester, M33 2XU.  BOOK NOW

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Date: 23rd & 24th January 2020

Venue: Sale Golf Club, Golf Road, Sale, Manchester, M33 2XU. BOOK NOW

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Date: 20th & 21st February 2020 .

Venue: Sale Golf Club, Golf Road, Sale, Manchester, M33 2XU. BOOK NOW

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Date: 26th & 27th March 2020 .

Venue: Sale Golf Club, Golf Road, Sale, Manchester, M33 2XU. BOOK NOW

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Date: 23rd & 24th April 2020 .

Venue: Sale Golf Club, Golf Road, Sale, Manchester, M33 2XU. BOOK NOW

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More dates & venues are available on our course booking page

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Course Content

This excellent 2 day training course is split into 4 sections:


Day 1 morning:


  • Why Mental Health First Aid?
  • The Mental Health First Aid action plan.
  • What is mental health?
  • Impact of mental health issues.
  • Stigma and discrimination.
  • What is depression?
  • Symptoms of depression.
  • Risk factors for depression.
  • Depression in the workplace.


Day 1 afternoon:


  • Suicide figures.
  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health.
  • First aid for suicidal crisis.
  • Non-judgemental listening skills.
  • First aid for depression.
  • Treatment and resources for depression.
  • Self-care.


Day 2 morning:


  • What is an anxiety disorder?
  • First aid for anxiety disorders.
  • Crisis first aid after a traumatic event.
  • Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders.
  • Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders.
  • Cognitive distortions and CBT.
  • Personality disorders.
  • Eating disorders.
  • Self-harm.


Day 2 afternoon:


  • What is psychosis?
  • Risk factors for psychosis
  • Alcohol, drugs and psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Warning signs of developing psychosis
  • Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
  • Treatment and resources for psychosis
  • Recovery and building resources
  • Action planning for using MHFA

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