Mental health first aid training course
Aims of this workshop
This mental health first aid (MHFA) training course helps you to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe. You'll develop skills for listening, reassuring, and responding in a crisis, and learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms.
MHFA is a training course that teaches you to identify, understand, and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue. MHFA teaches you how to listen, reassure, and respond, even in a crisis - even potentially stopping a crisis from happening.
This two-day course qualifies you as a mental health first aider and provides you;
- an in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect your well-being
- practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
- confidence to step in, reassure, and support a person in distress
- enhancement of interpersonal skills such as non-judgmental 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
You'll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill-health and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe. You'll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing services through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more.
You'll leave this course having gained an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you.
By completing this course you will receive;
- a certificate of attendance to say you are a mental health first aider
- a manual to refer to whenever you need it
- a quick reference card for the mental health first aid action plan
- a workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health
Following on from completing this course, you will be invited to attend regular support meetings with other mental health first aiders to discuss issues and concerns you have regarding any MHFA you may have been providing to colleagues, clients, or members of the general public.
Who is this course aimed at?
This course is aimed at anyone working with or in charge of others. It is aimed at team managers, on-site building managers, human resource staff, emergency services, support workers, carers, NHS staff, teachers, and for those working in mental health support roles.
This course is also suitable for counselling students and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists.
Bedonwell Training is an ABC Awards Showcase Centre, the first independent provider of counselling training in the UK to achieve this distinction. Our training programme includes courses from Introductions, to Diplomas in Therapeutic Counselling, Counselling Children and Young People and Supervision, CPD short courses and workshops.