First aid for mental health
In these challenging times protecting and promoting our own and other people’s mental health is more important than ever. Train with us online as a Mental Health First Aider.
Our Mental Health First Aid course gives people the skills and confidence to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues and can effectively guide you towards finding the right support.
Our Learning and Development team have created a two-day online version of our Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course. This will allow us to continue providing resources, awareness and skills to those who need it. You will learn invaluable skills, increasing your knowledge and confidence to support your own and other people's mental health.
Through a blend of four instructor-led live sessions and self-learning activities, you will:
- Develop practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues.
- Gain confidence to reassure and support a person in distress.
- Gain in depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing.
- Enhance your interpersonal skills such as non-judgmental listening.
- Learn how to guide individuals to further support for recovery - whether that’s self-help resources, their employer, the NHS, or a mix.
- Encourages people to challenge the language we use around mental health.
- Explores our frame of reference and the stigma attached to mental health, from both personal and societal perspectives.
- Helps people to understand what good mental health looks like.
- Explores the factors that can have an impact on your mental health.
- Looks at how you can support yourself and others with self-care, helping people learn skills to influence their own mental health and help prevent mental ill health.
- Talks about recovery from mental illness and looking forward.
- Teaches about diagnosable mental health conditions, what unwell looks like, and how to spot these signs in yourself or others.
- Talks about what to do if you think someone is unwell and the steps to take for early intervention.
- Teaches how to intervene (including in a crisis), reassure and signpost to further support.
Taken in four, two-hour sessions over two weeks, this course must be completed in full on the dates shown per course, in order to gain the MHFA certification. Independent online learning is required between sessions. Your digital certificate will be emailed to you upon completion of the course.
Every person who completes the course will be certified as a Mental Health First Aider.
Cost and how to book:
We aim to provide bespoke external online training for individuals, families, and professionals. Our rates vary according to your individual circumstances. For more information on the price and availability of our courses, contact us at: LearningAndDevelopment@choicesupport.org.uk
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