Mental Health First Aid
The last few years have been hard on everyone. Amidst a global pandemic, economic uncertainty, and changes to the ways we work, the need to support everyone’s mental health and wellbeing is greater than ever.
MHFAiders® gain the knowledge and skills to spot the signs of a person experiencing poor mental health, the confidence to start a conversation and the tools to signpost to appropriate support
Train your people as Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAiders®) and they’ll get three years of MHFAider® Support and Benefits to help them feel empowered and confident in their role
MHFA will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis. You will gain:
An understanding of stress, mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of a range of mental health issues
Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress using the Mental Health First Aid action plan
Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
improved mental health literacy around language and stigma
Knowledge to encourage a person to identify and access sources of professional help and other supports
Skills to look after your own wellbeing and prioritise self care
Course can be delivered face to face or online:
Face to face over 2 days - each session has mix of presentation, discussion and activities
Online - four trainer led interactive sessions
Small groups for both online and face to face encourage interaction and enable attendees to feel supported
What our newly qualified Mental Health First Aiders say:
"Excellent course. Informative and brilliant instructor. Supplied with a manual/guide for further information"
"Tracy was excellent, to have someone who has been there, seen it and done it and to openly discuss her own issues made the two days even better. She knew when to rain us in when we went off the subject, but allowed us to openly discuss our own experiences related to mental health. It was a difficult but enjoyable two days and I think Tracy made the difference, especially moving us all around so that we all worked with different members of the group, thank you."
"Tracey was so lovely and engaging - we all learned loads and feel very empowered after the course. It was a great experience and still every interactive even online - I have done the course in person before."
After the course:
MHFAiders® get automatic 24/7 digital support through the MHFAiders Support App®. From there they will find exclusive resources, ongoing learning opportunities and the benefit of joining England’s largest community of trained MHFAiders®
Certificate to say they are a Mental Health First Aider
Exclusive content and online events
An MHFAider® lanyard and ALGEE action card
Extra resources and guides to utilise in organsation
Follow up meeting to embed learning
We also offer the MHFA 1 day, half days and refresher courses - get in touch to find out more