Mental Health First Aid (Adult) 2 day

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Mental Health First Aid: Adult (2 day)

Our two day mental health first aid course qualifies you as a ‘Mental Health First Aider’.

On completion of the training Mental Health First Aiders will have:

  • An in depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
  • 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-judgmental listening
  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support including, self help resources whether that’s through their employer, NHS or a mixture of different support strategies

Course content

Session 1:

  • Why Mental Heath First Aid?
  • The Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • What is mental health?
  • Impact of mental health issues
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • What is depression?
  • Symptoms of depression
  • Risk factors for depression
  • Depression in the workplace

Session 2:

  • Suicide figures
  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health
  • First aid for suicidal crisis
  • Non-judgmental listening skills 
  • First aid for depression
  • Treatment and resources for depression
  • Self-care

Session 3:

  • What is an anxiety disorder?
  • First aid for anxiety disorders
  • Crisis first aid after a traumatic event
  • Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders
  • Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders
  • Cognitive distortions and CBT
  • Personality disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-harm

Session 4:

  • What is psychosis?
  • Risk factors for psychosis
  • Alcohol, drugs and psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Warning signs of developing psychosis
  • Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
  • Treatment and resources for psychosis
  • Recovery and building resources
  • Action planning for using MHFA

The training is delivered by an experienced and qualified ‘Mental Health First Aid (MHFA England)’ instructor using a combination of presentations, group discussion and workshop activities.

On completion of the course each delegate will receive a Mental Health First Aider reference manual and a Mental Health First Aider certificate.

This course can be delivered at the client’s venue with a ratio of one trainer per 16 delegates. Open courses are available in Dorset and Manchester. In-house courses available nationwide. 

To see the range of mental health first aid courses we offer, please click here. Click below to download or print our course information sheet