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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

MHFA will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis. You will gain:

  • An in-depth understanding of 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

  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support

  • Skills to look after your own wellbeing 

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 with pre-course self learning before each module

       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:

Certificate to say they are a Mental Health First Aider

Comprehensive Manual and quick reference card

Extra resources and guides to utilise in organsation

Follow up meeting to embed learning