Mental Health First Aid - St Albans

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Adult MHFA Two Day:


Thursday 9th & Friday 10th January 2020

The Mansion House, Oaklands College, Hatfield Road Oaklands, St Albans AL4 0JA

This 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.

This Mental Health First Aid course is delivered by a Mental Health First Aid Instructors who are registered by MHFA England to deliver the accredited courses.  The course is accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.

About MHFA Course

The course is split in four manageable sessions each approximately three hours long. 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


The course is being held at Oaklands College, Hatfield Road Oaklands , St Albans AL4 0JA.

Light refreshment during the day will be provided, however, attendees will be responsible for providing their lunch. There is a canteen on site as well as a restaurant then runs during the lunch period.

Parking is available on site with a maximum charge of £1.50 per day

How much will it cost?

The MHFA Two Day course takes place over two consecutive full days at a cost of £240 per person

Reduced prices for charities, community groups and block booking. Please email for more information.

How to Book

To book please email or phone your requirements and we will send out conformation booking form for payment by BACs. If you wish to book online click the link below and pay through Eventbrite. If you require anymore information  please call 0330 333 9244.


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Mental Health First Aid in-house training also available

What's the refund policy?

If the workshop is cancelled by Edu-c8 Inspired Training, you will be offered a place on a course on an alternative date. If a suitable alternative date cannot be arranged, your payment will be refunded in full.
In the event of a participant’s non-attendance or cancellation within 30 working days before the beginning of the course, the payment is non-refundable subject to our discretion.

To book a course or for more information please call