Adult MHFA Two Day

The Adult MHFA Two Day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider.

This course has been developed by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA England). It provides the skills, knowledge and understanding of first aid for mental health and how to effectively support those experiencing distress.
This empowers both individuals and communities to understand the signs and symptoms of mental health issues and how best to support themselves and those around them in recovery. It will help reduce stigma and discrimination around mental health.

Every Mental Health First Aid course is delivered by Mental Health First Aid Instructors who are registered by MHFA England to deliver the accredited courses. Only certificated MHFA Instructors can teach these courses.

The course is accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.

Our next public courses to become a Mental Health First Aider

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD

Mental Health First Aid

Thursday 18th July
Friday 19th July

BEDFORD

Mental Health First Aid

Tuesday 3rd Sept
Wednesday 4th Sept

ST ALBANS

Mental Health First Aid

Thursday 12th Sept
Friday 13th Sept

TBC

Mental Health First Aid

Monday 30th Sept
Tuesday 1st Oct

BEDFORD

Mental Health First Aid

Thursday 10th Oct
Friday 11th Oct

TBC

Mental Health First Aid

Tuesday 15th Oct
Wednesday 16th Oct

ST ALBANS

Mental Health First Aid

Monday 11th Nov
Tuesday 12th Nov

BEDFORD

Mental Health First Aid

Tuesday 10th December
Wednesday 11th December

About MHFA Course

The course is split in four manageable sessions each approximately three hours long. It is normally taught over two days, but can be spread over four half days. So instructors can keep people safe and supported while they learn the course is limited to 16 delegates.

Learners will be required to participate mix of group activities, presentations and discussions, each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan. Everyone who completes the course will get a MHFA manual, workbook and a certificate of attendance to say you are a Mental Health First Aider.

Session 1

•  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
• Depression in the workplace

Session 2

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

Session 3

• 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 disorders and CBT
• Personality disorders
• Eating disorders
• Self-harm

Session 4

• 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
• Recovery and building resources
• Action planning for using MHFA

Course Duration

This is a two day courses split into four three hour sessions. 

Although normally taught over two days it can be spread over four half days to suit clients.

Certification

Certificate of attendance will be issued by Mental First Aid (MHFA England) to all learners that have demonstrated that learning has taken place throughout the session and course outcomes have been met.

Cost

Open Course £240 per person

Group ‘in house’ up to 16 delegates please call

Reduced prices for block booking and charities

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To book a course or for more information please call