Online - Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England Two Day
Time & Location
About the Event
What to expect and learning format
Learning takes place across four self-directed learning sessions (via the Enably learning platform) and four online instructor-led live sessions. The four live learning sesssions each start at 9.30 am and take place over a four week period as follows:
- 6 August – Live Session 1 (1hr 45mins)
- 13 August – Live Session 2 (2hrs 30mins)
- 20 August – Live Session 3 (2hrs)
- 27 August – Live Session 4 (1hr 55mins)
Prior to each live learning session, delegates complete self-directed learning (between 1-2 hrs in length).
Through a mix of self-directed and group activities, presentations and discussions, learning is built around a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) action plan. Course content includes:
- Mental Health First Aid, mental health, and depression.
- Depression and suicidal crisis.
- Anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders and self-harm.
- Psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
This course provides you with:
- 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 e.g., self-help resources, the NHS
- An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing.
We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that we can keep people safe and supported while they learn.
Everyone who completes the course gets:
- A manual to refer to whenever you need it
- A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health
- A certificate of attendance to say you are a Mental Health First Aider
Independent research and evaluation show that Mental Health First Aid (England) courses:
- Raise awareness and mental health literacy
- Reduce stigma around mental ill health and feel confident guiding people towards appropriate support
- Boost knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues
- Encourage people to start a conversation with a person who may be experiencing a mental health issue
- Promote early intervention which enables recovery