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become more mindful of Your OWN and other’s
mental health  

 

      

WHy mental health first aid?

Like our state of physical health we all have a level of mental health. At any time, anyone can suffer from mental ill health impacting on our day-to-day life, relationships and work.

Unlike physical health, we are not always aware of how to take care of our mental health. In part, this is due to the stigmas surrounding poor mental health, in some cases, an almost taboo subject. This means we do not always know how to spot the warning signs or where to go to get support for mental health issues for yourself, a friend, family members or colleagues. 

Mental Health First Aid England are making great strides in societal changes.

Link to MHFA England

 

“Our analysis shows that around 15% of people at work have symptoms of an existing mental health condition”

Thriving at work The Stevenson / Farmer review of mental health and employers (Oct 2017)

 

Who is the course AIMED AT?

  • Managers and employees seeking to improve wellbeing in the workplace.
  • HR Personnel with pastoral responsibilities.
  • Businesses providing strategic employee training.
  • Emergency services team members and their families.
  • Individuals who would like to learn more about enhancing wellbeing and supporting others with mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety.

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Become a Mental Health First Aider

Mental Health First Aider (MHFA) is a 2 day training course which teaches you how to identify, understand and support someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

It is not about being a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and potentially give you the confidence to stop a crisis from happening.

You will learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and develop the skills to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.

You will also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. 

You will gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the environment around you.

Plus you will gain a nationally recognised course awarded by MHFA England and accredited by the Royal Society of Public Health.

 

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Course content

A two-day, intensive, interactive and practical training course, which provides each participant with the information, tools and techniques to:

  • Spot the early signs of a mental health problem.
  • Feel confident helping someone experiencing a problem and deal with a crisis situation or help prevent someone hurting themselves or others.
  • Help stop a mental illness from getting worse.
  • Help someone recover faster.
  • Guide someone towards the right support.
  • Help reduce the stigma of mental health problems.
  • Use ALGEE, a unique memory tool for conducting Mental Health First Aid.
  • Practice as an accredited Mental Health First Aider.

Upon completion each participant will receive a certificate of accreditation.

 

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Costs

Courses start from £100 pp. Contact us for group rates and
business packages.

 

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