Learn how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.
Just like physical first aid, it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.
You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.
You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms.
MHFA won’t teach you how to be a therapist, but once you’ve completed the two day course you will be able to say you’re a Mental Health First Aider.
Course dates: 14 & 21 Oct 2017, 9 am – 5 pm
Cost: £150 pp (this includes course fee, manual, workbook & light refreshments. Lunch not provided)
Venue: Pannal Village Hall, Station Road, Pannal, North Yorkshire, HG3 1JG
To request a booking form please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01423 881 881.
What will I learn?
Our quality assured MHFA instructor delivers training that has been designed to fit into four manageable chunks. These are:
Mental Health First Aid, mental health, and depression
Depression (cont.) and suicidal crisis
Anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders and self harm
Psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
In each section you’ll learn how to:
Spot the early signs of a mental health issue
Feel confident helping someone experiencing a mental health issue
Provide help on a first aid basis
Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
Help stop a mental health issue from getting worse
Help someone recover faster
Guide someone towards the right support
Reduce the stigma of mental health issues.
How will I learn?
The Adult MHFA course will take place over two full days and the sessions will be a mix of presentations, discussions, and group work activities.
Who can attend?
The course is for everyone aged 16 and upwards and you don’t need any qualifications or experience in mental health to take part. Places are limited to 16 and are allocated on a first come first served basis.