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Mental Health First Aid is an educational course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help a person who may be developing a mental health issue. In the same way as we learn physical first aid, Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill health and become a Mental Health First Aider for your organisation. 

Mental Health First Aid 2-Day (Adults)

Duration:

2 day course (9.30 – 15.30), which typically takes place several days apart. The course is split into four sections: What is Mental Health?, Suicide, Anxiety and Depression and Psychosis and is designed by Mental Health First Aid England.

Aims:

The Mental Health First Aid two day course is commissioned by Somerset County Council Public Health Team, for whom we deliver. Developed in Australia in 2000 and now recognised in 23 countries, Mental Health First Aid is an educational course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help a person who may be developing a mental health issue.

Outcomes:

Completing the course results in accredited Mental Health First Aiders for your organisation.

Mental Health First Aiders 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-judgemental listening
  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix

The cost of the 2 day Mental Health First Aid course is £300* per delegate. Minimum of 8, maximum of 16 delegates.

 

Half-day Mental Health Awareness Course (Adults)

Duration:

4 hours, half day

Aims:

The course is designed by Mental Health First Aid England give an introduction around the issues of mental health and explores looking after your own mental health and mental wellbeing. It will also explore ways of challenging and rethinking the stigma around mental illness
and give participants the confidence to support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue.
Participants also receive a booklet detailing what they have learnt, a toolkit to support their own mental health and a certificate of attendance.

Outcomes:

By the end of this course learners will:

  • Have an understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma, alongside a basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
  • Have gained an introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing in the workplace 
  • Be confident in supporting someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue
  • Know where to guide people to further support – such as online resources or professional medical help

The cost for the MHFA half-day course is £125* per delegate for minimum of 8 attendees, up to 25 delegates.

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Duration:

2 day course (9.30 – 15.30). The course is split into four sections: What is Mental Health?, Suicide and Psychosis,
Anxiety and Depression and Self-harm and Eating Disorders, and is designed by Mental Health First Aid England.

Aims:

This internationally recognised course is designed specifically for those people who teach, work, live with or care for young people aged 8 – 18. You will learn to support a young person who might be experiencing mental and emotional distress. Alongside this, you will learn how to provide information, tools and techniques to build an environment which promotes young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing.

Outcomes:

Our Youth MHFA two day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

Youth Mental Health First Aiders have:

  • An in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that may affect their emotional wellbeing 
  • Practical skills to spot the signs and symptoms of mental health issues
  • Confidence to support a young person in distress and protect them if they might be at risk of harm
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing
  • Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s through self-help sites, their place of learning, the NHS, or a mix – and engaging with parents, carers and external agencies where appropriate
  • Ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability and enable them to thrive

The cost of Youth MHFA is £300* per delegate. Minimum of 8, maximum of 16 delegates.

 

*prices are based on MHFA England guidelines. Voluntary sector and small/medium sized enterprises may receive a discount. 

For all enquiries and to arrange a consultation please contact [email protected] 

 

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