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Mental Health First Aider Training

Become an accredited Mental Health First Aider and make a difference

Ideal For:

Everyone

Length

2 Days

Accredited By:

Accredited By:

MHFA England

Mental Health First Aid

This two-day MHFA England accredited course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider. This course provides an in-depth knowledge of mental health, the skills to spot the signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions and the training to provide early intervention and support. This course is delivered by our accredited trainers and will provide you with an internationally recognised qualification that is valid for 3 years.

This MHFA training will give you:

Mental Health First Aid Course
Mhfa England

Everyone who completes the course will get:

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.

Due to COVID-19, courses are usually limited to a maximum of 12 people. 

Introduction and Depression

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
Risk factors for depression
Depression in the workplace

Depression and Suicide

Session 2

Suicide figures
Alcohol, drugs and mental health
First aid for suicidal crisis
Non-judgmental listening skills
First aid for depression
Treatment and resources for depression
Self-care

Anxiety and Eating Disorders

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 distortions and CBT
Personality disorders
Eating disorders
Self-harm

Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

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
Treatment and resources for psychosis
Recovery and building resources
Action planning for using MHFA

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 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. For our online courses, we generally limit delegate numbers to 12 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.