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Mental Health First Aider Training

Mental Health First Aid Training - 2 Day

Ideal For:

Everyone

Length

2 Days

Accredited By:

Accredited By:

Royal Society of Public Health

Mental Health First Aid

This MHFA England course is designed to teach you how to provide help on a first aid basis using the ALGEE Action Plan. Requiring no previous knowledge or experience, this course shows people how to recognise those crucial warning signs of poor mental health and provide early intervention to guide someone to appropriate support. You will learn to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis. The skills learnt on this course can be applied to a variety of situations including; the workplace, family & friends, the local community, as well as your own mental wellbeing.

Mental Health First Aid

This MHFA England course is designed to teach you how to provide help on a first aid basis using the ALGEE Action Plan. Requiring no previous knowledge or experience, this course shows people how to recognise those crucial warning signs of poor mental health and provide early intervention to guide someone to appropriate support. You will learn to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis. The skills learnt on this course can be applied to a variety of situations including; the workplace, family & friends, the local community, as well as your own mental wellbeing.

As an MHFAider® you will be able to:

Mental Health First Aid Course
Mhfa England

Everyone who completes the course will get:

MHFAider® Support App

MHFA training doesn’t stop when the course comes to an end. The MHFAider Support App offers continuous support and development, well beyond the initial certification to ensure those trained can lead impactful MHFA interventions. The app empowers MHFAiders® with the following features:

Mhfaider App
App Home Screen
Mental Health First Aid Course
Conversation Logging
Mental Health First Aider App
Insights
Mhfa England App
Resources
Mental Health Training

Course Structure

Our Mental Health First Aider course involves completing 4 sessions across a minimum of 2 days and taking part in a mixture of presentations, group discussions, case studies and workshop activities.

Courses are limited to a maximum of 16 people.

Introduction to MHFA

Session 1

Mental Health First Aid and the action plan
The MHFAider® role and self-care
Helpful and unhelpful language 
Useful models to support the role

Anxiety and Eating Disorders

Session 2

What influences mental health? 
What is anxiety? 
Crisis first aid
Active listening and empathy 
What are eating disorders? 
What is self-harm? 
What is substance misuse? 

Depression, Suicide & Psychosis

Session 3

Applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan
What is depression? 
What is suicide? 
Crisis first aid continued
What is psychosis? 

Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

Session 4

Recovery and lived experience 
Boundaries in the MHFAider® role
Moving forward in the MHFAider® role 
My MHFA action plan 

Upcoming Courses

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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Our standard maximum number of delegates for face-to-face courses is 12, however if we are able to do so safely, we are able to increase this to 16. For our online courses, we generally limit delegate numbers to 16 people.

For our online Mental Health First Aid course you must actively take part in all 4 live webinar sessions and complete the self-learning activities via an online portal. For face-to-face training you must take part in all 4 sessions.

As part of the online training you must take part in all 4 live sessions and complete all the self-learning tasks via an online portal. For face-to-face training you must take part in all 4 sessions.

You get a 275-page MHFA manual, a workbook and a quick reference card. Upon completion you will be given a certificate of attendance.

Our Mental Health First Aid training is accredited by Mental Health First Aid England.

Contact us with your requirements (i.e. dates and location), we may be able to arrange something to suit your needs.

To complete our Mental Health First Aider training online you will need a microphone in order to interact within the sessions. You do not need a camera; however, it is highly recommended in order to get the most from the course.

A device that has a good internet connection and a microphone. We also strongly recommend that you have a camera in order to get the most from the course.

Unfortunately, we are unable to edit the MHFA course syllabus. However, we do offer bespoke training courses which can be designed around your organisation’s needs. Please contact us to discuss bespoke training packages.

Public courses are delivered using MFHA England’s online portal, we will send you a link to join the course after purchase. Private courses can be held on other platforms (e.g. Zoom) depending on your organisation’s requirements.