What will I learn?
Our Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) standard course is split up into 4 manageable chunks. These are:
- What is mental health?
- Anxiety and depression
In each section you’ll learn how to:
- Spot the early signs of a mental health problem
- Feel confident helping someone experiencing a mental health problem
- Provide help on a first aid basis
- Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
- Help stop a mental illness from getting worse
- Help someone recover faster
- Guide someone towards the right support
- Reduce the stigma of mental health problems
How will I learn?
The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) standard course usually takes place over 2 full days. However, the delivery of this course is very flexible and may be delivered over a number of sessions.
The sessions will be a mix of presentation, group discussions and group work activities. Our instructors provide a very safe learning environment and are trained to support you throughout the whole course. If you don’t feel comfortable joining in certain bits, then don’t, we won’t make you do something you aren’t comfortable with.
Due to some of the sensitive subjects of our courses, including suicide, we limit numbers to 16 people. We want everyone to feel safe and our instructors can help if people find some bits particularly difficult.
You’ll receive a Mental Health First Aid manual that you can take away with you at the end of the course and also an attendance certificate from MHFA England to say you are now Mental Health First Aider.
Who can attend?
The course is simply for everyone!
All that we ask is for you to be above the age of 16. This is due to some of the content being quite sensitive and can be upsetting to some. We want to ensure that we create a safe and suitable learning environment for all our attendees.
Note: We also offer this course as an accredited qualification through the Open College Network. You can get 3 credits at Level 3 on completion of a workbook*.
*(There will be an additional cost for this, but our instructor will be able to talk you through the steps)