This course gives delegates the skills to be mental health first aiders.
Delegates will get a deep understanding of what mental health is and what factors can affect wellbeing.
The course teaches delegates practical skills to spot the signs of mental illness and gives them the confidence to step in and support a person who needs assistance.
Numbers limited to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.
Through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions, each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan.
Everyone who completes the course gets an MHFA manual to keep and refer to whenever they need it, and a certificate to say they are a Mental Health First Aider.
After welcoming delegates and completing introductions we will cover the following parts in this first session. 1. Stigma 2. Risk and Protective factors 3. Frame of reference 4. The Mental Health continuum 5. Introduction to mental health first aid action plan
As your learning continues, we will cover the following topics in this session. 1. First aid for depression 2. Suicide (prevalence, risk factors and first aid) 3. Impact of substance misuse 4. Dual diagnosis
Now we have the foundations in place, in this penultimate we will look the following topics and skills. 1. What is anxiety and first aid for anxiety 2. Supporting someone having a panic attack 3. Crisis first aid 4. Non-judgemental listening 5. Eating disorders and self-harm
In this final session we cover the remaining essential topics, plus how to use your new Mental Health First Aid skills and give plenty of time for questions and answers. 1. Psychosis symptoms and first aid 2. Recovery 3. Building a mentally healthy workplace 4. Using Mental Health First Aid