Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Half Day Awareness Course

This MHFA England accredited three-hour session raises awareness of mental health.

 

It is designed to give: 

  • An understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma

  • A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues

  • An introduction to looking after their own mental health and maintaining wellbeing

  • Confidence to offer support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue 

 

The interactive session enables delegates to understand signs and symptoms and how to confidently talk to a colleague about it, then to signpost them to appropriate professional help through presentation, discussion, and exercises.

  • Understand the Mental Health Continuum and how we travel from well to poor as well as to well again   

  • Stress and stress management

  • Spotting signs of distress

  • Mental health conditions: Depression-Anxiety disorders- Psychosis- Eating disorders- Suicide- Self-harm

  • Recovery, Take 10 Together, starting a supportive conversation

  • Supporting mental health in the workplace

  • Useful statistics

  • Helpful resources

 

Format 

Half day online course

 
Learning takes place across three hours with a 15 minute break. It is delivered through a mix of online presentation, film clips, case studies and small group discussions.


We create a safe and inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to explore challenging topics.

We limit numbers to 15 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn. 

 

Takeaways

 

Everyone who completes the course gets: 

  1. A certificate of attendance to say they are Mental Health Aware 

  2. A manual to refer to whenever they need it 

  3. A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support their own mental health