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Mental Health

First Aider

"...life changing and life saving!"

Zoe Rowley, Head Librarian

Independent School

This course is for a group of learners.  Looking for a course for individuals?

Formats - On-site, Webinar or Blended


This course is available either: On-Site

  • Best for free-flowing interactive learning
  • Delivered face-to face by an expert trainer
  • Delivered at your venue
  • Can be delivered at the weekend or in the evening if required
Webinar
  • Best for social distancing and minimal logistics
  • Delivered via Zoom or MS Teams by an expert trainer
  • Can be delivered at the weekend or in the evening if required
Blended (eLearning + on-site or webinar)




Overview


This course is focussed on developing the knowledge, skills and confidence required to recognise and safely support someone who may be struggling with their mental health. Learners will also discover ways to build their own mental resilience, as well as ways to contribute to a mentally healthier environment where everyone can thrive. It will be contextualised to your organisation and the learners on the course. On successful completion, learners will be qualified as 'Mental Health First Aiders', sometimes also referred to as 'Mental Health Champions' or 'Mental Health Advocates'.




Topics


As a minimum, this course will cover...

Core Aim 1 - Understanding Mental Health

  • Well-being and mental health

  • Risk factors and prevalence

  • Impact on people

  • Stigma

  • Substance use and mental health

  • The Mental Health Continuum

Core Aim 2 - Providing Early Support

  • Recognition - Amplification and changes

  • Stress and resilience

  • Anxiety - inc. GAD, Panic Attacks and PTSD

  • Depression - inc. Post-natal and SADS

  • Eating Disorders - inc. Anorexia and Bulimia

  • Self Harm and Suicide

  • Mental Health First Aid Action Plan

  • Starting a safe and supportive conversation

  • Signposting to professional help

  • Encouraging appropriate self-help strategies

Core Aim 3 - Developing a Positive MH Culture

  • Destroying stigma

  • Individual actions

  • Ideas for organisational changes




Qualification - Optional


If required, the on-site, webinar and blended versions of this course may also lead to the... FAA Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health (RQF) In this case, learners must be at least 18 years old at the start of the course.




Price


Our training is customised to your needs, so you only pay for what you need. Courses are individually priced to take account of the format you choose, the number of learners and whether you require a qualification. New customers also get a 20% discount on their first course fee. Please get in touch for an accurate quote.




Duration - 1 day


This course requires a minimum of 6 hours learning.




Certification - 3 years


Learners who successfully complete the course will be awarded an eCertificate, valid for 3 years.




Learners - max 16


Maximum 16 learners per course




Pre-requisites - None


There are no pre-requisites for this course unless you choose the optional qualification.




Reviews - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


“Amazing!!” “Enjoyed and found content useful and relevant” “Very informative and understanding :-)” “I enjoyed the course and learnt a lot"