Adult mental health first aid at work
With mental health now at the top of many organisational and HR agendas, the Mental Health For England two-day certified Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course is now being run at our offices in Romsey
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.
MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but just like physical first aid, it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis.
Adult MHFA courses are for everyone aged 16 upwards.
This MHFA course is delivered by a quality assured instructor who has attended the Mental Health For England Instructor Training Programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health, and is trained to keep people safe while they learn.
Price: £300 per person + vat (as set by MHFE)
Duration: two full day workshops
Location: our training venue in Romsey, Hampshire
Who will benefit: adult MHFA courses are for everyone aged 16 upwards attendees will get an MHFA manual to keep and refer to whenever it is needed. On completion of the two days, delegates will also receive a certificate confirming they are a Mental Health First Aider
Why should my workplace have a mental health first aider?
research and evaluation shows that taking part in an MHFA course:
- raises awareness and mental health literacy
- reduces stigma around mental ill health
- boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues
- promotes early intervention which enables recovery
A petition recently delivered to 10 Downing Street contained over 900,000 signatures declaring the Government should enforce mental health first aiders in every workplace
What will I learn?
Learning takes place through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions:
- you will gain a deeper understanding of mental health and the factors affecting people’s wellbeing, including your own
- practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
- confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
- enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
- knowledge to help someone recover their mental health by guiding them to appropriate support