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Mental Health First Aid

This 2-day course, delivered by a certified MHFA England instructor, will qualify you as a Mental Health First Aider. You will come away from this course with:-

  • 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

 

 

Syllabus

 

Session 1:

Why Mental Health 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-judgemental 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

 

Duration

2 Days

 

Assessment

A range of methods are used, including practical and questioning (open and multiple-choice).

 

Certification

A Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment.

This qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement.

It is strongly recommended that the learner attends annual refresher training.

The learner will need to complete the full course again to requalify for a further three years.

 

 

On-Site Training Costs:-

First 3 candidates:        £260 (each)

Additional candidates:  £60 (each)

 

 

On-site course costs are based on a minimum equivalent of 3 paying candidates

 

Please note:

Further discounts may be negotiable subject to filling various late vacant dates.

 

All on-site courses are subject to £30 travelling costs within a 50 mile radius.

Courses outside the 50 mile radius will be determined at the time of booking.

 

(Prices are subject to VAT at the current rate)

First Aid for Mental Health
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Training Centre:

JJ Medics

11 Duffield Road

Woodley

Reading

RG5 4RL

info@jjmedics.com

+44 (0)370 240 0202

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