MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID CHAMPION COURSE

This course is suitable for line managers. 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.

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1 day MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID COURSE

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.

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DIFFERENT TYPES OF MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID COURSES. HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT ONE?

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.

1 Session:

  • About Mental Health First Aid
  • About mental health and stress in the workplace  
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Other mental health issues (eating disorders, self-harm, psychosis)
  • Early warning signs of mental ill health
  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health

2. Session:

  • Applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • Approach the person, assess and assist with any crisis
  • Suicide
  • Listen and communicate non-judgmentally
  •  Give support and information
  • Encourage the person to get appropriate professional help
  • Encourage other supports
  • Recovery
  • Building a mentally healthy workplace
  • Action planning for using MHFA

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.

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.

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

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. 

1 day Mental Health First Aid Champion 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.

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. The course is often aimed at leaders or line managers in the workplace.

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

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